Matthew Sean Bremond, 32, of Soldotna was sentenced to spend nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for what Sr. U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline called a "large scale" drug trafficking operation.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder's office, Bremond was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a drug distribution charge last September.

Authorities say Bremond sold more than 200 grams of heroin from his Soldotna home in May 2018. After a subsequent search of his property, they seized 700 grams of heroin and 40 grams of cocaine intended for distribution, as well as guns, bulletproof vests and cash.

Bremond forfeited over $101,000, two Polaris snowmachines, a utility trailer, a Ford F-150 pickup, a Dodge Charger sedan, a Nissan 350Z, 58 firearms, two bump stocks, a silencer, two fully automatic modifications for handguns and two bulletproof vests that he admitted were proceeds from or used during his drug trafficking.

The release states the amount of cash and drugs seized and sold represents about 20,000 doses.

At the sentencing, Beistline said drug traffickers like Bremond are “destroying communities,” the release states.

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