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Former Ketchikan Resident Sentenced To 10 Years For Drug Trafficking

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

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a former Ketchikan resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking. 

Alexander Barcena Singson, 62, a former resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess in Anchorage to 10 years in prison followed by a five year term of supervised release.  On April 6, 2015, Singson pled guilty to a single drug trafficking conspiracy count.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, who prosecuted the case, beginning on or about October 19, 2011, and continuing until September 26, 2012, Singson and others transported methamphetamine from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Ketchikan, Alaska.  Members of the conspiracy utilized the United States Postal Service (USPS) and commercial package delivery services to transport the drugs to Ketchikan where it would be distributed to others.  Co-conspirators then took those drug proceeds on their persons using commercial airlines, used wire transfers and personal accounts of Singson and others to pay for more methamphetamine for subsequent distribution.  During the investigation, law enforcement seized a number of parcels and packages that contained a total of 383 grams of actual methamphetamine.

In sentencing Singson, Judge Burgess noted the seriousness of the crime and the need to protect the public as the reasons for the sentence he imposed.

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the DEA, the FBI, the Port of Seattle Police Department, and the Ketchikan Police Department – Drug Unit who conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution in this case.

Updated January 19, 2016

Drug Trafficking