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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Juneau Couple Sentenced for Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Juneau couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute drugs in Juneau, Alaska.

Tiffany Spaulding, 35, of Juneau, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to one count of drug conspiracy.  Her co-defendant, Christian Peters, 46, of Juneau, was previously sentenced to serve 30 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on the same charge. 

According to court documents, a federal investigation was launched after a suspicious package was identified on Aug. 6, 2017, that originated from “Melly Sanchez” in California, to be delivered to “Rosetta Stone” in Juneau, Alaska.  A search warrant was obtained and executed on the package, and located inside was 198.8 grams of methamphetamine, and a quantity of 50 oxycodone pills.  After U.S. Postal Inspectors conducted a controlled delivery of the package on Aug. 9, 2017, Spaulding accepted the package and brought it to a residence she shared with Peters, who arrived a short time later.  Upon Peters’ arrival, the package was opened knowing that it contained methamphetamine intended for further distribution in Juneau. The investigation revealed that Spaulding and Peters had previously agreed with others to receive a package of methamphetamine at their residence, and to deliver methamphetamine to a co-conspirator. 

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Alaska State Troopers (AST), and the Juneau Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 11, 2018