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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Anchorage Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Opium

Anchorage, Alaska – Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Danny R. Q. Wong was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage today to serve a term of 15 months in prison for distributing opium. Wong, 58, of Anchorage, was indicted last year for conspiring with three other persons to distribute opium. In three separate transactions, Wong sold a total of 1 and ¼ kilograms of opium to another individual for a total of $60,000. Two of the three remaining defendants in the case are awaiting trial, and the third is a fugitive.

 

In sentencing Wong to serve 15 months in prison, Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess noted that a significant amount of opium had been involved in the case, but also noted that at age 58, this was the first criminal conviction sustained by Wong who had otherwise lead a productive life as the owner of a metal recycling business in Anchorage.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Schroder commends the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force for the investigation of this case.

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Updated July 12, 2017