California Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Federal Drug and Gun Offenses in Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a California man was sentenced on Friday, March 9, 2017, for federal drug and gun offenses in Anchorage.
Abreain Terron Dalton, 36, of Victorville, California, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 15 years in prison, followed by a five-year term of supervised release. Dalton was also ordered to forfeit $4,830. Dalton previously pleaded guilty on Oct. 10, 2017, to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and carrying a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking.
According to court documents, on April 29, 2017, APD responded to a report of a man “passed out” behind the wheel of a running vehicle on Tudor Road. When officers arrived, they blocked the car, and were eventually able to wake the driver, who was identified as Dalton. The officers were able to persuade Dalton to turn off his vehicle. As the officers attempted to convince him to exit, however, Dalton turned the car back on and tried to ram the blocking police cars out of the way, which failed and led to him trying to escape by foot. While Dalton was attempting to escape from the officers, he discarded a bag.
The investigation revealed that the bag contained distributable amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine – in both forms: powder and crack. The investigation further revealed that Dalton had been in possession of a stolen pistol during the offense. Upon Dalton’s arrest, he was in possession of approximately $4800 in drug proceeds, which was going to be used to purchase more drugs for future distribution in Alaska.
The Anchorage Police Department (“APD”) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephan Collins prosecuted this case.