Two Anchorage Men Indicted on Meth Charges for Trafficking and Possession

Two Anchorage Men Indicted on Meth Charges for Trafficking and Possession

Two Anchorage men, identified as Maurice Abad Malabed, aka “Moe,” 47, and David Patrick Christensen, 29, both of Anchorage, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on drug trafficking charges, it was reported by the Justice Department on Thursday. According to the DOJ report, Malabed and Christiansen, were attempting to import at least 50 […]

Two Soldotna Men Indicted on ‘Spice,’ Firearms Offenses by Federal Grand Jury

Two Soldotna Men Indicted on ‘Spice,’ Firearms Offenses by Federal Grand Jury

It was announced by U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler of the Justice Department on Thursday that two Soldotna men were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for trafficking synthetic cannabinoids commonly referred to as “Spice,” as well as firearms offenses. Business-owner of Tobacco Distress, Inc 33-year-old Philip Drake Kneeland and William Donald Vincent Dooley, both […]

Fairbanks Man Arrested on Sex Crime Warrants

Fairbanks Man Arrested on Sex Crime Warrants

Following the conclusion of a six-month-long investigation into sex-trafficking and street level prostitution in the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas by investigators with the Special Crime Unit, Fairbanks-based troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation arrested a Fairbanks man on sex crimes on Tuesday. 35-year-old Benjamin Bane was arrested in his Fairbanks motel room on Tuesday […]

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

An Anchorage man who was convicted of drug trafficking in the Anchorage area received a sentence of ten years in prison by United States District Court Judge Sharon Gleason it was reported on Wednesday. 38-year-old Max Jewett had previously pleaded “guilty” to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine on December 22, 2014. As a […]

One Attempts Escape During Drug Investigation

One Attempts Escape During Drug Investigation

Despite an escape attempt by an Anchorage man arrested during a drug sweep, both subjects of the drug arrest were taken into custody on Monday. State-Wide Drug Enforcement-Mat-Su Unit, along with Anchorage SCIU and Anchorage WAANT concluded an investigation into the importation of heroin into Anchorage from California came to a conclusion at 9:45 pm […]

Routine Kodiak Traffic Stop Uncovers Teen Drug Trafficking

Routine Kodiak Traffic Stop Uncovers Teen Drug Trafficking

A routine traffic stop in Kodiak led to the uncovering of a  teen-aged drug trafficking operation in the city late last week. It was on Thursday that troopers pulled over a 1997 Honda Civic for no front license plate as the vehicle was traveling southbound on Mill Bay Road. During the stop, it was found that 18-year-old […]

Wasilla Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

Wasilla Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

It was announced by the Department of Justice on Monday that Wasilla man, 38-year-old James Gwaltney has been sentenced to seven years in prison for heroin trafficking. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Sharon Gleason. In a plea agreement, Gwaltney admitted to conspiring to distribute more than 1.6 kilos of heroin throughout […]

‘Superman,’ Three Mail Theft Co-Conspirators Charged in 18-Count Indictment

‘Superman,’ Three Mail Theft Co-Conspirators Charged in 18-Count Indictment

An 18-count indictment, that included  conspiracy, theft of mail, credit card fraud, bank fraud, counterfeit securities, aggravated identity theft, trafficking in methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of firearms, was handed down by an Anchorage Grand Jury against 45-year-old Jonathan Ortiz Escalante, on Monday according to U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler. His co-conspirators were also […]