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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Anchorage Man sentenced to 144 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Anchorage, Alaska -U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court to 144 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

Boaphan Sengchareun, a/k/a “Kun,” 36, of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason to 144 months in prison, to be followed by a five year term of supervised release.  Sengchareun previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Courter, who prosecuted the case, Sengchareun worked with two other individuals to sell more than forty grams of actual methamphetamine over an estimated six month period in 2012.  The conspiracy culminated in a deal where the conspirators attempted to trade methamphetamine for fully automatic weapons.  Prior to joining the conspiracy, Sengchareun also sold drugs on his own, selling nearly 14 grams of methamphetamine in three separate transactions in 2011.

In sentencing Sengchareun, Judge Gleason noted that methamphetamine is an exceedingly debilitating drug that harms too many people in our community.  Judge Gleason also noted the importance of deterrence in these cases, as well as the need to protect the public from people who sell dangerous drugs like methamphetamine.

Ms. Loeffler commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their investigation of this case.

Updated January 29, 2015