Second Anchorage Woman Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on April 22, 2010, Nanasi Kalala Satini, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 43 months for her conviction of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine.
United States District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess imposed the sentence on Satini, age 25.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Schmidt, Satini and others conspired to possess a Federal Express package that contained over 500 grams of methamphetamine. Satini’s co-conspirator, Amy Renee Itta, had the methamphetamine shipped to an unsuspecting individual who became suspicious that the package might contain drugs and reported the activity to law enforcement. Satini was subsequently contacted at Federal Express attempting to obtain the package with Itta. Satini admitted to DEA agents that she had been trying to acquire the package for several days and she was attempting to obtain the package for her brother, Tupou Satini Jr., and others. Itta was sentenced on March 5, 2010, to a 43-month sentence. Tupou Satini Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on June 4, 2010.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess noted the extremely serious nature of the offense, the quantity of the drugs involved, and the need to deter the defendant and others.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Alaska Interdiction Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Satini.