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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 25, 2013

Fairbanks Man sentenced to ten years for drug cultivation

Fairbanks, Alaska- U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Fairbanks man was sentenced in federal court in Fairbanks on January 24, 2013, for three counts of drug trafficking and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crimes.

Floyd Everett Harshman, 54, of Fairbanks, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 120 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Cooper, Harshman 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, Judge Beistline 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.

Ms. Loeffler commends the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit for the investigation of this case.

Updated January 29, 2015