Southeast meth kingpin gets 10-year prison sentence
A Craig man responsible for the distribution of more than a kilogram of methamphetamine in Southeast Alaska over three years has been ordered to spend a decade in federal prison.
Bradley Payton Grasser, 63, also forfeited nearly $90,000 in cash and almost a dozen firearms under Monday’s sentence from Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess, according to U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder’s office.
Grasser had pleaded guilty in July 2017 to one count of methamphetamine conspiracy.
“Specifically, Grasser arranged for methamphetamine to be mailed to co-conspirators at various addresses on Prince of Wales Island and in Ketchikan, from his source of supply in Washington State,” federal officials wrote. “Grasser would then use the drug proceeds to obtain more methamphetamine from his source of supply, for subsequent distribution on Prince of Wales Island.”
At least five other people helped Grasser distribute the drugs and gather the proceeds, according to Schroder’s office, with the money sent back to Washington. The meth, more than 1.1 kilogram, amounts to almost a gram for every resident of Craig.
In addition to the $89.703 and 11 firearms, Grasser also agreed to forfeit items ranging from vessels and tenders to motorcycles and containers. After his release, he will spend 10 years on supervised release.
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