Man gets 10 years for trafficking meth into Ketchikan

A former Ketchikan resident was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the prison sentence for Alexander Barcena Singson, 62, plus five years of probation, during a hearing in Juneau federal court.

Prosecutors said Singson and other conspirators transported methamphetamine from Las Vegas to Ketchikan from October 2011 until September 2012. Singson had pled guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy in April.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska Karen Loeffler, the members of the conspiracy used the U.S. Postal Service and other commercial package delivery services to ship the drugs to the Southeast community. The conspirators also carried drug proceeds on their person using commercial airlines, used wire transfers and personal accounts of Singson and others to pay for more methamphetamine for subsequent distribution. Law enforcement seized multiple parcels and packages that contained a total of 383 grams of methamphetamine.

Loeffler commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the DEA, the FBI, the Port of Seattle Police Department and the Ketchikan Police Department’s drug unit for their investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt prosecuted the case.

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