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Anchorage Drug Dealer Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 31, 2012
  • District of Alaska (907) 271-5071

ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Prentiss Lashaun Johnson, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, has been sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for distributing crack cocaine.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason imposed a sentence of 32 months in prison on Johnson, 27.

According to Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin White Bradley, who prosecuted the case, Johnson sold 22.3 grams of crack cocaine to a buyer on March 18, 2011. On May 20, 2011, Johnson sold 29.6 grams of crack cocaine to the same buyer. On December 15, 2011, Johnson attempted to sell another seven grams of crack cocaine to the buyer, but he was intercepted by members of law enforcement.

In fashioning a sentence, the court noted a need to deter this type of criminal behavior.

Ms. Loeffler commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnson.

SAUSA Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.