Hells Angel, wife who kept meth at dog kennel business sentenced for drug trafficking
An Anchorage member of the Hells Angels and his wife have been sentenced for their 2018 drug trafficking offenses, according to a Wednesday press release from the office of the U.S. District Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder.
Charles "Pup" Denver Phillips, 46, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release. His wife Lois Latrilla Phillips, also 46, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and four years of supervised release. Schroder's office says the couple also agreed to hand over $24,492 of drug money found in their apartment.
The press release says the couple admitted they kept a stash of meth and intended to distribute the drug in Alaska. According to Schroder's office, they also kept meth in a shipping container at an Anchorage dog kenneling business.
On Aug. 7, 2018, officials say the Phillips sold meth to a repeat customer. The district attorney's office said law enforcement officers saw Lois leave their apartment and drive to the dog kenneling business. She then returned to the apartment and gave the meth to her husband who then sold 401 grams of meth to their customer.
Three days later, Schroder's office says, authorities searched the couple's home in Anchorage and the shipping container.
"The Phillips’ apartment contained 120 grams of methamphetamine, some of which was packaged in baggies containing scenes from the Disney movie 'Frozen,” the district attorney's office wrote.
Officials also found several digital scales, drug packaging items and the couple's thousands of dollars in drug trafficking proceeds. When they searched the shipping container, authorities found an additional 10 pounds of meth.
Schroder's office called Charles a "career offender." He has two prior felony drug trafficking convictions from 2006 and 2009 and was on supervised release for a different federal meth trafficking conviction when he and his wife were charged.
According to the release, Phillips' wife received a lighter sentence due to having no prior criminal history as well as having completed substance abuse and rehab while she was on release awaiting trial.
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