December 13, 2008: Nick Stepovich, a former Alaska lawmaker faces a February trial after pleading not guilty to felony cocaine possession. Stepovich served for one year in the Alaska House of Representatives. Stepovich was appointed to fill the seat of Jim Whitaker, who was elected mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2003. He was defeated in the 2004 primary by state Rep. Jay Ramras.
Stepovich is the son of former territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich.
Stepovich is on the board of directors for the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority and was an Alaska delegate at the Republican National Convention in September.
At the time of his arrest, Stepovich was carrying more than 11 ounces of gold nuggets worth $8,000 to $9,000.
Why are we reporting this here?...
BECAUSE HE OWNS SOAPY SMITH'S PIONEER RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS.
Source and story: Anchorage Daily News