Fairbanks Man sentenced to 24 months
Anchorage, Alaska B U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Fairbanks, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for his role in a Fairbanks drug conspiracy.
Tyrone Kimble, a/k/a, “Tizzy,” 29, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Kimble had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him and his co-conspirators with one count of drug conspiracy.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, Kimble was a member of a drug trafficking organization in Fairbanks that between June 2010 and March 2011, sold crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and oxycodone pills in Fairbanks. Kimble sold crack and powder cocaine in the Fairbanks community. Kimble and other members of the conspiracy attempted to conceal their drug trafficking by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business, specifically that they were “artists,” employees, or promoters of Fairbanks recording labels they owned called “20 Blocc Entertainment” and “Oil Money Entertainment.” These business licenses were held in the names of members of the conspiracy. Kimble and his co-conspirators mainly operated in the area known as the “Southside” of Fairbanks, this is an area of Fairbanks where the Avenues are numbered in the 20’s, this is how the co-conspirators came up with the name “20 Blocc” for their organization.
Prior to imposing a sentence, Judge Beistline informed the defendant that the State of Alaska did not need any more drug dealers, that we had too many of them already. Judge Beistline encouraged the defendant to use his time in custody to learn a trade and to return to society as a productive member of the community.
Three other members of the conspiracy have previously been sentenced, Martin Linenko was sentenced to 85 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release; Adrian Steele was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release; and Tremain Wilson was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Alaska State Troopers, Fairbanks Police, University of Alaska Fairbanks Police, North Pole Police, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Kimble.