Juneau couple sentenced in drug trafficking conspiracy
A Juneau couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their part in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute drugs in the area, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder said in a press release on Tuesday.
Tiffany Spaulding, 35, of Juneau, pleaded guilty to one count of drug conspiracy. She was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Christian Peters, 46, also of Juneau, was previously sentenced to serve 30 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on the same charge.
"According to court documents, a federal investigation was launched after a suspicious package was identified on Aug. 6, 2017, that originated from 'Melly Sanchez' in California, to be delivered to 'Rosetta Stone' in Juneau, Alaska," the release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska stated. "A search warrant was obtained and executed on the package, and located inside was 198.8 grams of methamphetamine, and a quantity of 50 oxycodone pills."
U.S. Postal inspectors conducted a controlled delivery of the package on Aug. 9, 2017. Spaulding accepted the package and brought it the residence her and Peters shared, according to the release. Once Peters arrived, the package was opened "knowing that it contained methamphetamine intended for further distribution in Juneau."
An investigation found both Spaulding and Peters previously agreed with others to not only recieve the package at their residence, but also deliver the methamphetamine to a co-conspirator, the release from Schroder's office said.
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