two of dollison family sentenced to federal prison for cocaine distribution
Anchorage, Alaska – Karen L. Loeffler, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska announced that on August 27, 2010, two members of the Dollison Family were sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for cocaine distribution.
Dahmir Hale, 22, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing 92.5 grams of crack cocaine on three occasions between February and July of 2009. Dwayne Dollison Sr., 48, also of Anchorage, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for distributing a total of 17.7 grams of crack cocaine and 10.3 grams of cocaine powder. Both defendants were sentenced by Chief
U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline.
Also involved in this case with Hale and Dwayne Dollison, Sr., are Dwayne Dollison, Jr., and Kenneth Martin Douglas, each of whom was convicted of similar crimes earlier this year. Dwayne Dollison Jr., Dahmir Hale and Douglas are half-brothers; Dwayne Dollison, Sr. is the father of all three men. On June 4, 2010, Douglas was convicted of distributing a total of 40.3 grams of crack cocaine on three occasions in 2009, in cooperation with Dollison Jr., Hale and Dollison Sr. On June 2, 2010, Dwayne Dollison, Jr., was convicted of conspiracy with Hale, Douglas and Dollison, Sr., to distribute crack cocaine, and admitted personally distributing 53.5 grams of crack cocaine in cooperation with Hale on a single occasion in June 2009. Dollison, Jr. and Douglas will be sentenced later this year.
Judge Beistline noted that the sentences were necessary to protect the Anchorage area from the dangerous trade in drugs.
According to Assistant United States Attorney Craig M. Warner, who prosecuted the case, all four men were apprehended after an undercover operation mounted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI. Over a period of approximately six months, agents with both agencies successfully infiltrated the Dollison drug operation and documented seven sales of cocaine base by its four members. Dollison Jr, Dollison Sr., Hale and Douglas were observed conducting a drug transaction in cooperation with at least one co-defendant. During their guilty plea hearings, Dollison, Jr., Dollison Sr., Hale and Douglas admitted conducting these transactions. Dwayne Dollison, Jr. admitted obtaining cocaine from suppliers in Alaska and then distributing it among his brothers and father for resale.