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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 29, 2016

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Felon in Possession of Firearms

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Martin Ray Lewis, 49, of Anchorage, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 96 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, followed by five years of supervised release.  Lewis was also sentenced to 70 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms, followed by three years of supervised release.  Both sentences are to be served concurrently.

On July 26, 2013, Lewis received a package that contained 110 grams of methamphetamine at a private mail box in Anchorage registered to him and another person.  A previous package sent to the same mailbox contained 190 grams of heroin.  Both of these packages were sent from California.  Lewis' residence was searched by law enforcement immediately after he returned with the package and law enforcement found evidence of drug trafficking including packaging used in drug sales, smaller quantities of packaged methamphetamine, digital scales, and several drug smoking devices.  Law enforcement also found six firearms.  Lewis has a previous felony conviction that was punishable by more than one year imprisonment.  

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 29, 2016