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Fairbanks Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Drug Cultivation

JAN 28 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Floyd Everett Harshman, 54, of Fairbanks, Alaska was sentenced in federal court for three counts of drug trafficking and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crimes. Harshman was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

The investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit identified Harshman as one who supervised several persons in a cooperative venture to manufacture marijuana and to possess with intent to distribute. Harshman pled guilty to conspiracy and two counts of manufacturing the drug at different locations in the Fairbanks area, and also to one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crimes.

In entering the sentence, the court found that Harshman had supervised the cultivation of more than one thousand marijuana plants in order to produce the marijuana intended for sale. The court also found that he had possessed hand guns and ammunition in connection with his commercial operation.

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