Feds send Oxycodone dealer to prison
An Anchorage man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for selling Oxycodone from his auto repair shop.
Spresim Alimi, 36, owner of Alpina Auto, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 136 months in prison after Alimi's guilty plea on the charge of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone. Alimi's plea also included an agreement to forfeit nearly $90,000 and a 2016 Dodge Viper.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Alimi used his auto repair shop as a front to distribute the drugs at $35 per pill. Search warrants executed on the business, Alimi's home and storage unit found he was in possession of 4300 Oxycodone pills, nearly $90,000 in cash, and a Dodge Viper that was purchased shortly before his arrest.
Authorities say the street value of the drugs found in Alimi's possession was more than $150,000.
Further, investigators say Alimi used the repair shop's credit card machine to conduct drug transactions. Alimi was also found to be in possession of several stolen firearms.
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