A Kodiak man faces drug charges after selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant, according to court documents.
Noriel Carino, 38, was charged with four counts of delivering more than 1 gram of methamphetamine, a class B felony. Additionally, he was charged with possession of a weapon after a felony conviction, a class C felony.
According to court documents, Carino sold around 3.5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Kodiak on three occasions, amounting to more than 10 grams.
The sales allegedly took place on Aug. 21, Aug. 23 and Sept. 24. In all three cases, the transactions were witnessed by police officers. Conversations between the informant and Carino were recorded after a warrant was obtained on Aug. 22.
On Nov. 13, Carino was observed driving a silver Subaru sedan. The vehicle was stopped by the Alaska State Troopers. Carino was arrested on a charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree and taken to the Kodiak jail. Upon arrest, Carino had a baggie containing an estimated 4 grams of methamphetamine.
A warrant was obtained to search Carino’s residence on Selief Lane. The search revealed a handgun with a full magazine in his bedroom. A search of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that the handgun was stolen, according to Kodiak Police Department records. Two bags of methamphetamine, each containing 0.4 grams, were reportedly found in Carino’s residence.
Carino has a felony conviction for assault, committed in 2011. He is on probation with conditions not to possess prohibited weapons or controlled substances, according to court documents.
In an affidavit, the investigating officer requested “no bail or a significantly high bail be set in this case, due to the danger Carino presents to the community as well as the likelihood to flee Kodiak.”
Carino also faces two class A misdemeanor charges for an April incident. The charges are for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.
During a hearing Thursday, bail was set at $5,000 cash performance and $500 cash appearance. Appearance bonds guarantee appearance at all court dates, and performance bonds guarantee abiding by all court-ordered conditions.
As of Friday, Carino did not post bail.
The next court hearing for the case was scheduled for Nov. 25.