August 31, 2009
Seludo, age 53, was tried before United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline.
According to Assistant United States Attorney Aunnie Steward, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that Seludo trafficked in methamphetamine from sometime in late 2006, to April 2008. The defendant, together with his co-conspirators, shipped methamphetamine to Ketchikan through the U.S. Postal Service, and also bought it from other methamphetamine dealers in Ketchikan, and sold it in Ketchikan.
Judge Beistline scheduled sentencing for November 9, 2009, at 10:00 am. The law provides for a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Seludo continues to remain in custody pending sentencing.
The Ketchikan Police Department, working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Seludo.
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