anchorage man sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for drug-trafficking charges
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage, to 110 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute, distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
On August 24, 2011, Jerry Bates, II, 29, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced by United States District Judge Timothy M. Burgess. Bates was also sentenced to five years of supervision upon release which he will serve after the prison sentence.
According to court documents presented by Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux, who prosecuted the case, the defendant admitted that between 2008 and 2010, he sold a variety of drugs, including crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and oxycodone. In 2008 and 2009, Bates sold at least 50 grams of powder cocaine and at least 6 grams of crack cocaine. On October 2, 2009, Bates sold 6.5 grams of actual methamphetamine. On September 23, 2010, Bates sold heroin from his limousine. He was stopped by the Anchorage Police Department and in his limousine, Bates possessed 95.1 grams of heroin together with oxycodone tablets and other tablets with the intent to distribute those drugs. On his person at the time of arrest, Bates had $6,255 cash and 27 gift cards.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess noted that the sentence was necessary to protect the public from further crimes of the defendant and to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Anchorage Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the convictions in this case.