ketchikan man sentenced to 38 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a Ketchikan resident was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 38 months in prison for his conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Michael T. Stanley, 40, a resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Ralph R. Beistline, on October 28, 2010.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, while under an investigation conducted by the Ketchikan Police Department, Stanley was secretly recorded distributing methamphetamine to an undercover informant on three separate occasions. The investigation later linked Stanley to a larger, drug-distribution conspiracy involving a number of individuals distributing methamphetamine in Ketchikan. The conspiracy involved the distribution of over 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine over the course of the conspiracy.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Beistline noted the extremely serious nature of the offense and the sentence was needed to deter the defendant and others.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Ketchikan Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Stanley.