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Former Ketchikan Resident Sentenced To 10 Years For Drug Trafficking


January 21, 2016
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A former Ketchikan resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking followed by a five year term of supervised release. Alexander Barcena Singson, 62, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess in Anchorage on January 5, 2016. On April 6, 2015, Singson pled guilty to a single drug trafficking conspiracy count.

In sentencing Singson, Judge Burgess noted the seriousness of the crime and the need to protect the public as the reasons for the sentence he imposed.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, who prosecuted the case, beginning on or about October 19, 2011, and continuing until September 26, 2012, Singson and others transported methamphetamine from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Ketchikan, Alaska. Members of the conspiracy utilized the United States Postal Service (USPS) and commercial package delivery services to transport the drugs to Ketchikan where it would be distributed to others.

Co-conspirators then took those drug proceeds on their persons using commercial airlines, used wire transfers and personal accounts of Singson and others to pay for more methamphetamine for subsequent distribution. During the investigation, law enforcement seized a number of parcels and packages that contained a total of 383 grams of actual methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Agenge, the FBI, the Port of Seattle Police Department, and the Ketchikan Police Department – Drug Unit who conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution in this case.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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U.S. Department of Justice - Alaska Region


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