Thirteen people have been ordered to serve a total of almost half a century in federal prison, as the result of a three-year Kodiak sweep of drug traffickers, money launderers and firearms offenders.

U.S Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder’s office announced the conclusion of the wide-ranging investigation Wednesday, which involved a sweep dating back to summer 2016 led by the Coast Guard Investigative Service. Numerous other federal agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Postal Service and IRS Criminal Investigations, also participated in the cases.

“The investigation revealed that drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine were imported to Kodiak through common carriers and also transported by human couriers on airplanes,” federal officials wrote. “These drugs were sold and intended to be sold in the Kodiak community. The investigation also revealed several individuals in illegal possession of firearms. In addition, there were individuals convicted of money laundering counts for sending payment for illegal drugs to sources of supply located outside of Kodiak through banks and money exchanges.”

Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for Schroder’s office, said in an email that the investigation is separate from an internal Coast Guard investigation into illicit drug activity, which has led to the dismissal of four service members from its Kodiak base and Air Station Kodiak.

“The Coast Guard Investigative Service is thankful for the collaborative effort from multiple agencies during this investigation,” Randy Thompson, the CGIS assistant special agent in charge for the Northwest region, said in Wednesday’s statement. “We are committed to continuing our partnerships into the future to make Alaska a safer place to live.”

State and local agencies involved in the cases included Alaska State Troopers, as well as Kodiak, Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police.

Prosecutors said that not all of the defendants named Wednesday, who received combined sentences totaling 49 years and six months, “conspired or associated with one another.”

According to Martin, none are Coast Guardsmen.

The list of those sentenced as a result of the sweep, according to Schroder’s office, includes:

•  Christopher Arndt, 40, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 7, 2019, to serve nine years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.

•  Wahyu Sanjoyo, a/k/a, “Mike,” a/k/a, “Kodiak Mike,” 37, of Kodiak, was sentenced on Aug. 6, 2018, to serve 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

•  Jose Rodriguez, a/k/a, “Bird,” 31, of Kodiak, was sentenced on April 5, 2019, to serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of attempted possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.

•  Ann Nava Vega, 41, of Chula Vista, California, was sentenced on Dec. 7, 2017, to serve 59 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.

•  Nathan Gambrell, 44, of Kodiak, was sentenced on Dec. 20, 2017, to time served, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Gambrell subsequently violated the terms of his supervised release and was re-sentenced to a term of 11 months in prison.

•  Joshua Cislo, 33, of Kalispell, Montana, was sentenced on Jan. 26, 2018, to serve two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.

•  Leonard Parker Taylor, 49, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced on Jan. 29, 2018, to serve 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.

•  James Gerrity, 31, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 8, 2018, to serve 21 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.

•  Santos Lopez, 42, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 9, 2018, to serve 46 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of four counts of drug distribution.

•  Joshua Herald, 37, of Kodiak, was sentenced on April 9, 2018, to serve three years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.

•  Lorie Wenzel, 58, of Lodi, California, was sentenced on April 6, 2018, to serve three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of money laundering conspiracy.

•  Josie Harvey, 33, of Renton, Washington, was sentenced on Sept. 9, 2018, to time served, followed by three years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.

•  Leigh Ann Massengill, 44, of Anchorage, was sentenced on April 9, 2019, to serve 57 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.

Martin declined to discuss totals for the drugs and money seized in the sweep, saying they are “not on the public record.”

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