Anchorage Man sentenced to combined 120 months
Anchorage, Alaska B U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Anchorage, Alaska was sentenced on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in federal court in Anchorage for his role in an Anchorage drug distribution conspiracy.
Kelvin Washington, a/k/a, “Special K,” 51, from Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 96 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Anchorage. Judge Burgess also sentenced Washington to 24 months in prison for a probation violation in a prior conviction for another drug distribution conspiracy. The 96 month and 24 month sentences are to be served consecutively, for a total time in prison of 120 months. Washington had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him and his co-conspirator with one count of drug conspiracy and he had also previously admitted the probation violations.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, who prosecuted the case, Washington and his co-conspirator made several sales of crack cocaine out of their shared residence in an Anchorage apartment to a confidential informant working for the Anchorage Police. Anchorage Police searched the apartment and found more crack and powder cocaine, as well as two firearms, and nearly $10,000 in cash. Interspersed with the $10,000, Anchorage Police found money they had used to purchase the crack cocaine from the co-conspirators. The total amount of cocaine that was recovered through controlled sales and during the search of the apartment was 26 grams of crack cocaine and 68 grams of powder cocaine.Ms. Loeffler commended the Anchorage Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Washington.