gang associated anchorage drug dealer sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking
Anchorage, Alaska – Acting United States Attorney Kevin Feldis announced that Stafford Eugene Anderson, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 180 months for his convictions of drug trafficking conspiracy and distribution of controlled substances.
Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline imposed the sentence on Anderson, age 27.
According to information presented to the court by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White, Anderson participated in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine during June of 2008. Anderson sold crack cocaine and provided crack cocaine to others to sell for him. The total amount of crack cocaine possessed and distributed during the course of the drug trafficking conspiracy amounted to 203.6 grams. During the execution of a search warrant for the residence where Anderson had been staying, law enforcement found a MAC-10 submachine gun and a Glock handgun, along with approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Beistline noted the serious nature of Anderson’s crimes and a need to safeguard the community. Judge Beistline found Anderson to be the worst kind of drug dealer – possessing firearms, having a history of discharging firearms in public places, and having gang associations.
Mr. Feldis commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Anderson. Ms. White is one of two prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who are funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.