ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The coach of a girls’ basketball team from a rural Alaska village was arrested on suspicion of smoking marijuana between games at a tournament.
Alaska State Troopers say 23-year-old Kaylena Charlie of Minto (MIN-toh) was arrested Thursday in Nenana (nee-NA-nah).
Online court records Friday did not list the case and it was not known whether Charlie had retained an attorney. She remained jailed Friday morning in Fairbanks.
Troopers say an officer contacted Charlie and a male friend smoking at the front door of the Nenana School, which was hosting an eight-team tournament.
Most Read Local Stories
- Inslee: Washington to lift COVID restrictions by June 30; right now, mask rules eased for vaccinated people
- Northern lights may grace the skies tonight. Here are the best times to see them in Seattle.
- 'Great day for America': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks
- Washington state diesel truck shop accused of tampering with hundreds of pickups to thwart emission controls
- Expect travel delays this summer after ferry fire sends ripples through Puget Sound fleet
Troopers say “No Smoking” signs were posted at the door and Charlie was smoking between games.
She was arrested with 20-year-old Lethearen Jimmie. Both were transported 60 miles (96 kilometers) north to Fairbanks and held without bail.