Fairbanks man found asleep in vet clinic after breaking in to steal drugs

A 27-year-old Fairbanks man is in prison and charged with first-degree burglary after Alaska State Troopers say he broke into a local veterinary clinic to steal drugs.

Troopers received a call on Saturday from the Animal House Veterinary Clinic at around 9:00 p.m.

The caller told authorities that Jesse Sanderson was there stealing drugs.
The caller said Sanderson had been removed from the property on previous occasions and didn't have permission to be there.

When Troopers arrived, they found Sanderson asleep in the loft area.
A criminal complaint in the case says Sanderson admitted he had a loaded .40-caliber pistol.

And although he initially denied stealing or using drugs, Troopers say Sanderson later admitted he had used lidocaine.

In the criminal complaint, Troopers said they also found other drugs along with his driver's license, personal belongings and a used syringe.

Sanderson appeared in court Monday on charges of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft.