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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 162 Months in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Anchorage resident Antonio D. Washington, 56, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Anchorage to 162 months in federal prison for his conviction for distributing methamphetamine.

Washington was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2015 for distributing methamphetamine on four different occasions in 2015.  Washington pled guilty to one count of the indictment in March 2016, and faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 120 months (10 years) due to the amount of methamphetamine he distributed.

In sentencing Washington to 162 months, U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason cited Washington’s long criminal history – with much of it involving crimes of violence – as the primary reason for the lengthy sentence.  Judge Gleason stated that the need to protect the public from further crimes by Washington justified the sentence of 162 months.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment and conviction in this case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 5, 2016