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A 62-year-old former Ketchikan resident was sentenced in U.S. District court following his guilty plea to drug trafficking in April of this year, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.
U.S District Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced 62-year-old Alexander Barcena Singson to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his part in a drug trafficking conspiracy that took place between October, 2011 and September of 2012.
It was during that time that Singson and his co-conspirators transported methamphetamine from Las Vegas to Ketchikan using the U.S. Mail as well as other package delivery services. Once in Ketchikan, the drugs would be distributed to others, and the proceeds from sale was transported back to Las Vegas on the co-conspirator’s person, through wire transfers, and deposits into personal accounts held by Singson and others.
During the investigation carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, DEA, FBI, and police departments of Seattle and Ketchikan, a number of parcels were intercepted and 383 grams of methamphetamine was seized.