Police arrest man after he loses his drug kit

An Anchor Point man who Homer Police said lost his drug kit on New Year’s Eve at a gas station recovered the kit only to then get arrested by police. Levi Tangman, 27, was charged with one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony, for possession of methamphetamines.

According to a charging document by Homer Police Sgt. David Shealy, the manager of the Petro Express gas station on the Sterling Highway called police about 7 p.m. to report employees found a black case with a GM logo on it about the size of a glasses case on the ground near gas pumps. The case contained a hypodermic syringe, a spoon and what Shealy said were two small baggies, or “dime” baggies, containing meth. While speaking with employees, Shealy said one employee said a man called Petro to ask if someone saw a black case by the pumps. The employee told the caller the case had been found and was at the station.

Shealy wrote that while waiting at the station for the owner to claim the suspected drug kit, a Petro employee said a man had claimed the case and drove away from the store in a black-and-white car heading west. Shealy followed the car and saw it turn into the parking lot of the Best Western Bidarka Inn. He said Tangman got out by vending machines and appeared nervous when Shealy approached him. Shealy said Tangman tried to hide something in a gap between the machines. Shealy detained Tangman and then found the black case with the GM logo he had seen earlier. Shealy said a white powdery substance in the case field tested positive for meth and weighed about 7/1,000th of an ounce.