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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drug & Money Laundering Crimes

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Murville Lavelle Lampkin, 45, of Anchorage, was sentenced on July 10, 2018, to serve 20 years in prison, followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of heroin, and money laundering.

A jury found Lampkin guilty after an 8-day trial on Nov. 1, 2016 before U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason.  According to evidence presented at trial, Lampkin was a member of a conspiracy led by Toa Danh “Tony” Ly.  In the spring of 2014, Ly and others began to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine in Anchorage, the Valley, and Kenai Peninsula.  Ly later included heroin among the items he distributed.  Proceeds from these drug sales were deposited in Wells Fargo bank accounts. Other individuals who sold drugs and made deposits of drug money for Ly included Pao Lee, Rennie Davis, Robert Rast, Tracey Trujillo, Mark Hanes and Susan Bradshaw.  In total, Lampkin deposited $57,000 worth of drug proceeds into Wells Fargo bank accounts controlled by Ly. 

On Jan. 14, 2015, law enforcement executed search warrants at multiple locations connected to the conspiracy.  In a locked safe at the foot of Lampkin’s bed, law enforcement located approximately 400 grams of methamphetamine packaged into 15 individual Ziploc baggies.  Also in the safe were smaller baggies into which doses of drugs could be packaged, and a digital scale used to measure drug quantities.

This was Lampkin’s third drug conviction.  In 2002, Lampkin pled guilty in federal court to distribution and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.  He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  While in custody, Lampkin was convicted in Alaska state court of promoting contraband in the first degree for possessing oxycodone and tetrahydrocannabinol.

Lampkin was the former bouncer at Rumrunners Old Towne Bar & Grill.  In 2012, he was convicted in state court of fourth degree assault following a fight with a patron.  Lampkin was sentenced in that case to two months in jail and two years of probation.

The status of other defendants indicted as part of this case is as follows:

  • Toa Danh “Tony” Ly was sentenced in December 2016 to serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and money laundering conspiracy; 
  • Renee Marie Davis was sentenced in January 2016 to serve six years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
  • Adam Michael Cornelison was sentenced  in February 2016 to serve five years in prison for use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense;
  • Robert Lee Rast was sentenced in January 2017 to serve 40 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances;
  • Kasey Martinez was sentenced in July 2016 to serve 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for money laundering conspiracy;
  • Pao Lee was sentenced in January 2017 to serve 35 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of controlled substances;
  • Tracey Trujillo was sentenced in January 2017 to serve 13 months and 15 days in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for money laundering conspiracy;
  • Mark Norman Hanes and Susan Jan Bradshaw are scheduled for trial on Sept. 24, 2018.

 

The case was the product of an investigation by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, an FBI-led task force comprised of FBI Special Agents, Anchorage Police Department officers, Alaska State Troopers, and the United States Marshals.  Assistance was also provided by IRS Criminal Investigation; APD’s Special Assignment Unit (SAU); and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 12, 2018