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Anchorage Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that an Anchorage man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin in Alaska.

Khamsay Xayamonty, 35, of Anchorage, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve nine years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to one count of drug conspiracy.  Xayamonty also agreed to forfeit all rights to $40,000 in drug proceeds that had been seized during the course of the investigation. 

Xayamonty’s co-conspirator, Chakaphong Chantha, 30, of Anchorage, was previously sentenced to serve seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to one count of drug conspiracy. 

According to court documents, sometime between April 2015 and continuing to June 2016, Xayamonty, Chantha, and others entered into an agreement to obtain controlled substances, including methamphetamine and heroin, from sources in California, for distribution in Alaska.  Part of Xayamonty’s role in the conspiracy was to transport money he received from others in Alaska to the source of supply in California.  At the time of Xayamonty’s arrest in June 2016, he was found traveling with a case full of firearms, including one with an obliterated serial number, as well as $40,000 in admitted drug proceeds.

This case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Alaska State Troopers (AST), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephan A. Collins.

Updated November 20, 2018

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Drug Trafficking
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