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District of Alaska

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Anchorage Woman sentenced to 84 months

Anchorage, Alaska B U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a woman from Anchorage, Alaska was sentenced on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in federal court in Anchorage for her role in an Anchorage drug distribution conspiracy. 

Erica Tolliver, 35, from Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 84 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for her role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Anchorage.  Tolliver had previously plead guilty to an indictment charging her and her co-conspirator, Kelvin Washington, a/k/a, “Special K,” with one count of drug conspiracy.  Her co-conspirator, Kelvin Washington, a/k/a, “Special K,” was sentenced to 96 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for his role in the conspiracy on November 20, 2012.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, who prosecuted the case, Tolliver and Washington made several sales of crack cocaine out of their shared residence in an Anchorage apartment to a confidential informant working for the Anchorage Police.  Anchorage Police searched the apartment and found more crack and powder cocaine, as well as two firearms, and nearly $10,000 in cash.  Interspersed with the $10,000, Anchorage Police found money they had used to purchase the crack cocaine from the co-conspirators.  The total amount of cocaine that was recovered through controlled sales to a confidential informant and during the search of the apartment was 26 grams of crack cocaine and 68 grams of powder cocaine.

            Ms. Loeffler commended the Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tolliver.

Updated January 29, 2015