Anchorage Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Distribution of Methamphetamine
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on June 24, 2010, Todd Robert Klink, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was arraigned in federal court in Anchorage on charges of distribution of methamphetamine.
The five-count indictment named Klink, 40, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Klink sold methamphetamine on five separate occasions during 2008, and 2010.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Roberts ordered that Klink be detained in federal custody pending trial. The court set a trial date of August 2, 2010. Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin E. White, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2 million, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. Ms. White is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.