Alleged Heroin Dealer Arrested For Driving Under The Influence

Jan 10, 2018

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Credit Dean Swope/KYUK

Accused heroin dealer William Aloysius is back in custody, this time on a drunk driving charge. The Bethel police arrested him last weekend.

For Aloysius, the alleged DUI is the latest in a series of run-ins with law enforcement. Last fall he was caught attempting to smuggle nearly 20 grams of heroin into Bethel, pled guilty, and served prison time. Released in October, he was seen speaking with "another heroin dealer" within weeks, according to his probation officer. About a month after he returned to Bethel, a woman fatally overdosed on heroin in his house.

Aloysius was arrested in December for violating the conditions of his probation, arraigned, and released on his own recognizance. Now, he’s in custody again. He was arraigned on his DUI charge in Hooper Bay, and appeared in court in Bethel on Tuesday. His next hearing in that case is scheduled for February 14.