Anchorage Woman Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on March 5, 2010, Amy Renee Itta, 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 Itta, age 23.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Schmidt, Itta and others conspired to possess over 500 grams of methamphetamine. Itta had the methamphetamine shipped via Federal Express to an unsuspecting individual who became suspicious that the package might contain drugs and reported the activity to law enforcement. Itta was subsequently contacted at Federal Express attempting to obtain the package of drugs.
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 Itta.