Cordova man charged with felony drug misconduct

The Alaska Courthouse in Cordova. (Feb. 23, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Skylar D. Jensen, 21, of Cordova, was arrested March 24 after the Cordova Police Department received a call reporting that an adult was selling marijuana to a juvenile, department officials said. Jensen was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, and was released on bail the following day.

A person commits misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree if he or she delivers any amount of a schedule IVA, VA or VIA controlled substance to a person under 19 years of age who is at least three years younger than the person delivering the substance. The Alaska Statutes classify marijuana as a schedule VIA substance, the least dangerous type of controlled substance.

Misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree is a class B felony. In Alaska, a class B felony is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.

At an April 15 pre-indictment hearing, a public defender representing Jensen withdrew due to a conflict of representation. A pre-indictment hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 29.