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As a consequence of his November 2016 trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of heroin, and money laundering, 45-year-old Murville Lavelle Lampkin was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Department of Justice revealed on Thursday.
It was revealed in court over a year and a half ago that Lampkin was part of a conspiracy led by Toa Danh “Tony” Ly and that he had sold marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin for Ly and deposited over $57,000 worth of the proceeds from those sales into a Wells Fargo account controlled by Ly.
The investigation in the case took off on January 14th, 2015 when search warrants were executed by law enforcement that revealed a locked safe at the foot of Lampkin’s bed that contained “approximately 400 grams of methamphetamine packaged into 15 individual Ziploc baggies. Also in the safe were smaller baggies into which doses of drugs could be packaged, and a digital scale used to measure drug quantities,” DoJ reported.
There were also nine others involved in the conspiracy, all but two of the conspirators have been convicted and sentenced, two await trial. The status of those individuals is as follows:
Lampkin’s sentence was much harsher than his co-conspirators in light of the fact that Lampkin, a former bouncer at Rumrunners Bar and Grill, had previous drug convictions that included a 2002 federal conviction for cocaine possession and sales. He received a 10-year sentence for that conviction. While incarcerated for that offense, Lampkin was convicted in Alaska state court of promoting contraband in the first degree for possessing oxycodone and tetrahydrocannabinol.
Lampkin’s termination from the job at Rumrunners after an altercation at that establishment that resulted in a conviction of Assault IV following a fight with a bar patron.
The investigation by the FBI, DEA, Anchorage police, troopers, IRS, and U.S. Marshals led to the conviction of Lampkin.
Following completion of his sentence, Lampkin is subject to ten years of supervised release.