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Anchorage Meth Dealer Receives 80-Month Sentence

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 29, 2012
  • District of Alaska (907) 271-5071

ANCHORAGE—United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Bryant Doyal Visperas, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 80 months for his conviction of distribution of a controlled substances.

Chief United States District Court Ralph R. Beistline imposed the sentence on Visperas, 35.

According to Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White, who prosecuted the case, Visperas sold 2.6 grams of pure methamphetamine to a buyer on June 12, 2009. On July 1, 2009, Visperas sold seven grams of pure methamphetamine to the same buyer. The buyer reported to law enforcement that Visperas had sold crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine to the buyer on three or four prior occasions.

In fashioning a sentence, the court noted the serious nature of the drug charge, along with Visperas’ lengthy prior criminal history. Visperas has a history involving drugs, guns, and violence dating back to 1995.

Ms. Loeffler commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Anchorage Police Department, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Visperas. SAUSA White 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.