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Alaska Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Dealing, Money Laundering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California
Money Shipped to Sacramento; Methamphetamine and Crack Shipped to Island in Alaska

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DuWayne LeDoux, 55, of Kodiak, Alaska, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to structure cash deposits, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, LeDoux enlisted Sacramento resident Jennifer MacDougal to obtain and ship methamphetamine and crack cocaine to LeDoux at various addresses in Kodiak and under various names, so that LeDoux could sell the drugs. LeDoux paid for the drugs by depositing cash into a Wells Fargo account held by MacDougal in amounts designed to avoid bank reporting requirements.

Kodiak, Alaska is on an island off the southern coast of Alaska, with approximately 14,000 residents.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service’s Financial Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Jason Hitt and Jean M. Hobler are prosecuting the case.

Co-defendant MacDougal pleaded guilty in November 2012, and is currently serving a five-year sentence.

LeDoux is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley on January 7, 2016. LeDoux faces a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Updated October 1, 2015

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2:11-CR-339 TLN