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Anchorage Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Selling Cocaine And Crack

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for selling cocaine and crack.

Darryl Dewayne Mitchell, 31, of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced today in Anchorage by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess.  Mitchell received a sentence of 60 months of imprisonment followed by a five year term of supervised release.  On July 30, 2015, Mitchell pled guilty to five counts of distributing controlled substances – namely, cocaine and crack.

According to Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Bennett, in January and February 2015, Mitchell sold cocaine and cocaine base to an undercover Anchorage Police Department detective five times.  Mitchell ultimately sold a total of 91.27 grams of crack and 1.76 grams of cocaine.  When law enforcement officers arrested Mitchell, they seized $4,516 in U.S. currency as well as a Cadillac and a firearm.  These items derived from the sale of narcotics and Mitchell forfeited them to the United States as part of his plea.

In sentencing Mitchell, Judge Burgess noted the seriousness of the crimes, the need to deter future criminal conduct by Mitchell and others, and the need to protect the public as reasons for the sentence he imposed.

Ms. Loeffler commends the Anchorage Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security who conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution in this case.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bennett is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the Municipality of Anchorage to prosecute violent crime and drug cases.

Updated October 23, 2015

Drug Trafficking