Juneau Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy

Juneau Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] Juneau woman was sentenced in Federal court by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to five years in prison for her part in a drug conspiracy carried out in Juneau in 2017. Her co-conspirator, 46-year-old Christian Peters was previously sentenced to 30 months after his conviction. 35-year-old Tiffany Spaulding of Juneau was sentenced to […]

Sessions Gives Death Penalty Directive for Gross/Denaldi Murder Suspect John Pearl Smith

Sessions Gives Death Penalty Directive for Gross/Denaldi Murder Suspect John Pearl Smith

Following the decision and directive by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against 32-year-old John Pearl Smith II of Palmer for the murders of Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi. According to the press release issued […]

Massive Amount of Heroin and Meth Seized in Huge Anchorage Drug Arrest

Massive Amount of Heroin and Meth Seized in Huge Anchorage Drug Arrest

An Anchorage man was charged on Tuesday on trafficking charges after a large quantity of methamphetamine and heroin were seized , the Department of Justice announced today. 28-year-old Cheng Chiew Saechao was arrested on Sunday after the United States Postal Inspection Service seized approximately 10 pounds of Methamphetamine that was being shipped in the mail from […]

Anchorage Man Attending Pretrial Conference on SAM Charges Arrested on Sex Trafficking Warrant

Anchorage Man Attending Pretrial Conference on SAM Charges Arrested on Sex Trafficking Warrant

An Anchorage man, while attending court for a pre-trial conference on Wednesday afternoon at Anchorage’s Nesbitt Courthouse was placed under arrest for Sex Trafficking as well, the troopers reported in the trooper dispatch. According to the trooper dispatch, 35-year-old Duane C. Perry, of Anchorage, was attending a pretrial conference in preparation to go to trial […]

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

A Palmer man, indicted on Thursday by a Federal Grand Jury faces life in prison or the Federal death penalty if convicted for the murders of Wasilla residents Ben Gross and Crystal Denardi in early June of last year, acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today. According to the indictment handed down, 30-year-old John Pearl […]