Clipped From Daily Sitka Sentinel
of crew by in fishing Alaska Troopers Seize Drugs Following Suicide in Hawaii ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An apparent suicide in Hawaii led the Alaska State Troopers to one of their largest marijuana seizures in history. The troopers said they received an anonymous call following the death in Honolulu of Michael Shultzman, 38. A subsequent search of his Wasilla home turned up 454 plants between 4 and 9 feet tall. The value of the pot was estimated at more than $900,000, said Sgt. Ed Harter, head of the statewide narcotics division. Harter said the troopers don't have any evidence that Shultzman was aware marijuana was growing on his property, but the investigation continues. Shultzman had been doing construction work in Honolulu. Shultzman died Monday from bums suffered July 7 when he set himself afire after an argument with his girlfriend, said Lt. Gary Dias of the Honolulu police. Dias said in the midst of the dispute, Shultzman stepped outside, dumped a can of gasoline on and lit a match. A passerby stopped and doused flames, then summoned help, Dias said. "We're listing the death as self- immolation," said Susan Stanett, an investigator with the City and of Honolulu Department of Medical Examiners. "He set himself on fire. So, right now, it's a probable suicide."