10 years in prison for meth, heroin distributor
A Washington state man will serve 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and meth.
Zerizenay Gebregiorgis, 36, was previously convicted in December 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney's office,
In 2016, from June 1 to August 16, Gebregiorgis and others planned to distribute large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine to Ketchikan and Sitka, according to evidence presented in trial. Court documents show he supplied at least one ounce of meth and at least 20 ounces of heroin during the course of the conspiracy.
Authorities say Gebregiorgis directed every aspect of the conspiracy. He supplied the drugs to couriers who carried the drugs inside their bodies to people to distribute in Ketchikan and Sitka. Drug profits were then sent back to Gebregiorgis or deposited into bank accounts controlled by him, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
This case was a joint effort by the FBI, DEA, Alaska State Troopers and members of the Sitka and Ketchikan law enforcement.
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