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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anchorage Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for 1 count of trafficking narcotics.  Max Jewett, 38, of Anchorage had previously pled guilty on December 22, 2014 to 1 count of conspiring to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Jewett was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason, to 120 months in prison.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, Jewett admitted to distributing illegal drugs in Alaska from October 2011 until his arrest in September 2013.  In addition to distributing drugs, Jewett admitted to using his co-conspirators to steal merchandise, especially from home improvement stores, then having them return the items to the store in exchange for gift cards.  The co-conspirators would then give the gift cards to Jewett in exchange for drugs.  Overall, Jewett admitted distributing over 500 grams of methamphetamine, as well as heroin.

Ms. Loeffler commends the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation of this case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 29, 2015