News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years

SEP 10 -- (ANCHORAGE, AK) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Mark C. Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen Loeffler, announced that on August 31, 2009, Stacy Demetrius Hunt, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison on his conviction of trafficking cocaine.

According to information presented to the court, Hunt was charged with attempted possession of a kilogram of cocaine with the intent to distribute in 2004. At the time of his arrest, Hunt gave an alias, then fled and remained a fugitive for almost four years. On December 13, 2007, Hunt was arrested by the Oakland Police Department for allegations of domestic violence, and it was discovered that there was a warrant for his arrest in this case. At the time of sentencing, Judge Beistline noted Hunt’s lengthy criminal history and his disrespect for the law. Based upon these facts and other factors, Judge Beistline imposed a sentence five years above the recommended sentence under the U.S Sentencing Guidelines.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anchorage Police Department.