Sacramento Man sentenced for drug conspiracy
Anchorage, Alaska – Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis announced today that Travell Demar Pinkston of Sacramento, California, was sentenced in federal court in Juneau for his role in a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone.
Pinkston, 24, was sentenced to 42 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy.
United States District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess imposed the sentence on Pinkston.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, who prosecuted the case, the defendant was a member of a large scale drug conspiracy in which oxycodone was delivered to Juneau, Alaska, from sources located in Sacramento, California, through commercial package delivery services and drug couriers flying on commercial flights. The oxycodone was delivered to other members of the conspiracy for subsequent distribution in Juneau and drug proceeds were sent back to other coconspirators located in Sacramento, California, via bank deposits, wire remittance services, or money couriers.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess indicated the extreme seriousness of the offense, the need to deter the defendant and others from engaging in such criminal behavior.
Mr. Feldis commended the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, Port of Seattle Police Department, and Juneau Police Department-Drug Metro Unit for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Pinkston.