News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Drug Dealer Sentenced to 60 Months Prison

NOV 13 -- (Anchorage, AK) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen L. Loeffler, announced today that Wendy Lynn Starr was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 60 months for her conviction of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

According to information presented to the court by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White, law enforcement found 43 grams of “crack cocaine” in Starr’s possession during a traffic stop. Starr, 38, has a criminal history dating back twenty years for offenses such as prostitution, false information, battery, driving without a license, felony theft, and driving under the influence. In 1997, the State of Louisiana issued a warrant for Starr’s arrest because she failed to appear to answer to an indictment for felony forgery.

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