Cops visit pair of businesses

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:50
Government won’t comment on Wednesday events
Police vehicles sit outside Eagle River Liquor on Oct. 10. Police and federal agents won’t comment on why they were at the business or Up in Smoke.

The U.S. Attorney’s office isn’t commenting on several police raids that took place in Anchorage and Eagle River on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

That day, Anchorage Police and agents from the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shut down two businesses in Eagle River — Eagle River Liquor and Up in Smoke — for several hours while law enforcement officers investigated inside.

Kevin Feldis, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, would only confirm that the raids were in connection with an ongoing federal investigation.

“While the investigation is still active we can’t comment any further,” he said.

KTUU-TV reported that raids were also carried out at least three other businesses in Anchorage.

Employees at both locations in Eagle River said they had no idea why police and federal agents visited the stores.

Feldis said he’s not sure when the government will announce more information about the investigation.

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