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Bethel, Alaska Women Text State Trooper Trying To Illegally Buy Booze

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Two Alaskan women face possible misdemeanor charges after trying to illegally purchase alcohol from a state trooper.
Two Alaskan women face possible misdemeanor charges after trying to illegally purchase alcohol from a state trooper.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two women face possible charges after authorities say a text message seeking the illegal purchase of alcohol was errantly sent to an Alaska State Trooper.

The trooper, Mike Ingram, responded to the texts and arranged a meeting. Authorities say the woman who sent the texts and another alleged buyer showed up to the meeting. So did Ingram, in uniform.

Alcohol sales are barred in Bethel because no one has been cleared to sell it in the community 400 miles west of Anchorage.

Both women face possible misdemeanor charges, which have been sent to the Bethel district attorney's office for review. The women's names were withheld pending charges.

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