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News Release
August 21, 2003

DEA Seizes Methamphetamine and Arrest 2 at Juneau International Airport

Today, August 21, 2003, Zoran B. Yankovich, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage District Office announced that Special Agents assigned to the Anchorage District Office arrested two Douglas, Alaska men and seized approximately ½ kilogram of methamphetamine at the Juneau International Airport.

On August 17, 2003 DEA arrested Jeffrey Scott Wilson, 41 years, residing in Douglas, Alaska and Richard Lee Lewis, 41 years, residing in Douglas, Alaska. Wilson and Lewis were charged and indicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that Wilson and Lewis conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Juneau area dating back to March 2002.

Criminal charges were prepared by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska. Arraignment for Wilson and Lewis is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2003 in Juneau, Alaska. Punishment for these charges could bring a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $4 million dollar fine, five years of supervised release, as well as a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison.

Assisting in this investigation was DEA Fresno, California Resident Office and the Southeast Alaska Narcotics Team (SEANET).

For further information please contact Thomas P. O’Brien, Seattle Field Division Public Information Officer at 509-353-2906.

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