Rabinowitz Courthouse

The Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, in May 2011.

A 32-year-old Fairbanks man was charged with multiple felonies last week after investigators reportedly found a large stash of drugs in his house.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Fairbanks court, Matthew Nice Fantazzi sold 2 grams of heroin to an informant or undercover agent on July 25. The same person bought 2 grams of heroin and 3½ grams of methamphetamine from Fantazzi in a hotel parking lot on Sept. 9.

The informant or agent met with Fantazzi the next day and bought 2 ounces of meth and 3 grams of heroin, according to the complaint.

Investigators with the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit obtained a search warrant for Fantazzi’s Slater Drive house and raided it shortly after midnight on Sept. 11. They found 78½ grams of meth in a downstairs bathroom and numerous digital scales and small baggies under his bed. An additional 10.4 grams of meth, 11.5 grams of heroin and numerous unidentified pills were found in a tote bag in Fantazzi’s garage, according to the complaint.  

Court records show Fantazzi also was charged with misdemeanor drug possession for a Jan. 15 incident.

Fantazzi was arraigned in Fairbanks court Sept. 11 and released to pretrial services Sept. 12. Online court records show a $10,000 cash performance bond was posted Sept. 13.

Fantazzi’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Contact staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.

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