Sand Point man sentenced in series of crimes
A Sand Point man has received sentences totaling more than a year in prison, after he admitted that he tried to smuggle drugs into the Southwest Alaska community during a crime spree spanning much of 2018.
Christian Anderson-Nutt, 23, was sentenced to one year Monday on a charge of misconduct involving controlled substances, according to the state Office of Special Prosecutions. The case dated back to Sept. 29, 2017, when members of the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Anderson-Nutt as he waited to board a PenAir flight to Sand Point at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
“Based on his behavior, investigators suspected he was transporting drugs to Sand Point for distribution,” prosecutors wrote. “Investigators searched his bags and found over 50 grams of methamphetamine, as well as over 18 grams of heroin. The drugs were concealed in a Red Bull Energy Drink can. The street value of these drugs in Sand Point is over $70,000.”
Anderson-Nutt had also entered guilty pleas in three 2018 crimes, including a June 14 probation violation when SDEU investigators “again saw the defendant behaving suspiciously at PenAir” and found small quantities of drugs on him.
An Aug. 5 incident, in which Anderson-Nutt had been drinking in violation of his release conditions, led to an unprovoked attack and a fourth-degree assault charge.
“Anderson-Nutt grabbed a rock and struck the victim with it and fled the area,” prosecutors wrote. “The victim received stiches for his injuries.”
Police also pulled Anderson-Nutt over on a DUI charge after an Aug. 25 hit-and-run collision, in which he had been driving drunk.
Anderson-Nutt received sentences in those cases of one day in jail, 60 days and three days respectively, with a $1,500 fine and probation imposed for the DUI.
Prosecutors said he had been under the influence of drugs or alcohol in all four crimes.
Superior Court Judge Erin Marston, who handed down Anderson-Nutt’s Monday sentence, also ordered that he spend two years on supervised release.
“His conditions of probation include drug treatment and abstaining from drugs and alcohol,” prosecutors wrote.
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