Alaska man departs in skiff as police search home, seize marijuana that filled 55-gallon sack

Police in Juneau, Alaska, are looking for a man who departed by boat as his home was being searched for illegal drugs.

Police say the man lives on Fritz Cove and was already in a skiff Friday when officers served a search warrant.

Police say the man refused to come ashore and speak to officer. He instead yelled an obscenity and took off in the skiff. A Coast Guard patrol boat did not immediately find him.

Officers seized 141 marijuana plants that ranged from seedlings to 3-foot specimens and enough dried marijuana to fill a 55-gallon bag.

They also seized grow equipment, a handgun, cash and a bullet-proof vest.

Police did not immediately return a phone call Sunday to say whether they have found the man.