anchorage meth dealer sentenced to 16 years in federal prison
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on August 4, 2010, William George Pariseau, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 188 months imprisonment for his conviction of attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Chief United States District Judge Ralph R. Beistline imposed the sentence on Pariseau, 66.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Schroder, Pariseau was intercepted by law enforcement officers in October 2008, attempting to carry methamphetamine to Alaska. Pariseau had more than one kilogram of a mixture containing methamphetamine taped to his body. Pariseau was convicted at trial by a federal jury in May 2010. The case was tried by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Barkeley.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Beistline recognized the harm done to the community by the distribution of such a significant amount of methamphetamine.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Alaska State Troopers for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Pariseau.