Man convicted after attempting to distribute over two pounds of meth in Kodiak

On July 13 a Kodiak Jury found Robert H. Cook to be guilty of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree for knowingly possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

A search warrant led to the search of Cook’s residence during the investigation, which revealed over 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine. The illegal drugs were hidden in various locations within his bedroom.

The investigation was conducted by an Alaska High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) team. According to HIDTA, their mission is “to enhance and coordinate America’s drug-control efforts among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.”

For this case, the HIDTA task force consisted of United States Postal Inspectors and Alaska State Troopers.

Cook, 48, will be sentenced in October, and faces a term of six to 10 years in prison. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Stephen Wallace oversaw the recent trial, and will be the one to sentence Cook.

This comes just a few months after the Cordova Police Department seized methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl that was being transported by passengers coming to Cordova via ferry from Whitter. Additionally, in February Cordova police arrested five people and seized several firearms, methamphetamine and fentanyl from a local residence.