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Drug Suspect Says Loot Was Love Cash

November 4, 1994

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Police think the man was selling drugs. He says his only crime was being a great lover.

Acting on a tip, narcotics agents searched a hotel room and discovered trace amounts of cocaine and $10,000 in cash. But the room’s occupant, who has not been charged with a crime, had an explanation.

″He told us the money was given to him by a Juneau woman because he was such a good lover,″ said Officer Stan Herrera.

The suspect didn’t remember the woman’s name, Herrera said.

Herrera said a drug-sniffing dog detected drugs on the bills. The money and other evidence, which police discovered Monday, has been sent to the state crime lab in Anchorage.

The suspect, who is from Portland, Ore., left Juneau on Tuesday.

″He left in a real hurry, but didn’t say why,″ Herrera said. ″Maybe he’s afraid once the word gets out about him, all the women will be chasing him.″

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