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District of Alaska

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wasilla Man sentenced to 48 months in prison for drug and firearms conviction

Anchorage, Alaska- U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Wasilla, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage yesterday for drug conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Kevin Ricker, 49, from Wasilla, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason.  Ricker received a sentence of 48 months in prison and five years of supervised release after having previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of drug conspiracy and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, who prosecuted the case, in July 2012, Ricker facilitated the distribution of 15.7 grams of actual methamphetamine in exchange for $2,900.00.  Later in July 2012, Ricker planned to facilitate another similar sale of methamphetamine but was apprehended by law enforcement.  On July 31, 2012, while engaged in the drug conspiracy, Ricker was in possession of a Ruger .40 caliber revolver and he had previously been convicted of several crimes punishable by more than one year imprisonment. 

Ricker’s co-defendant in the indictment, Albert Maifea, was sentenced by Judge Gleason earlier in May 2013, to 84 months prison and five years supervised release for his role in the drug distribution conspiracy.

            Ms. Loeffler commended the Alaska State Troopers, the Anchorage Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ricker.

Updated January 29, 2015