Six Arrested and Indicted in Juneau Drug Ring Bust
JUNEAU (STL.News) Six individuals from Juneau, Alaska, have been arrested and charged in connection to a drug trafficking ring which conspired to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine between July 2017 and May 2021. They are also charged with firearm offenses in connection with drug trafficking.
Those charged are:
David Powers, 50;
Janel Davis aka “Janel Ellis,” 48;
Keoni Bischoff, 41;
Catherine Demars aka “Catherine McCoy,” 50;
Eliza Nicole Coyle, 35; and
Lorvin Baraoidan Uddipa, 33.
According to court documents, over the last four years, Powers and Davis obtained drugs in Washington and distributed them across southeast Alaska using cell phones to connect with buyers. Bischoff, Demars, Coyle and Uddipa were members of the drug ring who assisted Powers and Davis in obtaining and distributing the controlled substances. The group also acquired a variety of firearms, including seven pistols, seven rifles and a shotgun many of which had silencers. Investigators also found a suspected selector switch which could potentially be used to convert a handgun into a machine gun. Other items found included numerous rounds of ammunition, additional silencer parts, laser sights and various firearm parts and accessories.