7 accused in violent Sitka drug trafficking conspiracy
Three suspects in a Sitka shooting in March are among the seven people who have been indicted on federal drug trafficking and firearms charges.
The names of the defendants charged in the indictment are:
- Christina Quintana, a/k/a “Lete,” 32, of Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Andrea Avalos, a/k/a “Josie,” 22, of Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Peter Krovina, a/k/a “Lil’ Pete,” 39, of Sitka, Alaska
- Porter Treadway, 36, of Sitka, Alaska
- Holly Chambers, 25, of Sitka, Alaska
- Aaron Didrickson, 29, of Sitka, Alaska
- Eric Morisky, a/k/a “Curly,” 30, of Juneau, Alaska
Each of the seven defendants is charged with drug conspiracy and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. Quintana and Treadway each face the additional charge of felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that between May of 2017 and April 2018, the group conspired to traffic and distribute quantities of methamphetamine and heroin from California and New Mexico into Sitka. The indictment indicates Quintana and Avalos were the ring leaders, often intimidating other members of the conspiracy by saying they were members of a larger drug trafficking gang.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says all seven accused possessed weapons in furtherance of their drug trafficking activities, as well as to extract retribution against those who owed drug debts.
Quintana, Avalos and Krovina were each wanted in a mid-March shooting in Sitka, which, according to the indictment, was related to an attempt to recover a drug debt.
The indictment alleges the defendants conspired and organized a violent home invasion and robbery. A .22 pistol was purchased for the planned assault, the indictment alleges.
Chambers set up a fake meet with "victim A" and "victim B" to distract them during the home invasion, prosecutors allege. Meanwhile, Quintana, Treadway and Krovina went to the victims' residence and contacted their children; Chambers took the kids for ice cream while the others ransacked the home for money, drugs and guns, the indictment says.
Victims A and B took a cab home after being stood up by Chambers, prosecutors say, where they found the conspirators inside their home. Quintana allegedly confronted "victim A" about repayment and then shot "victim A" in both legs; Treadway attacked "victim B" with a claw hammer.
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