Anchorage Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison for Drug Conspiracy
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 24, 2013|
ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Anchorage, Alaska was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for his role in an Anchorage and Fairbanks drug conspiracy.
Dalon Johnson, a/k/a, “Day Day,” 36, from Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline. Johnson received a sentence of 92 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with drug conspiracy.
Johnson was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy where he and his co-conspirators attempted to conceal their drug trafficking by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business, specifically that they were “artists,” employees, or promoters of an Anchorage recording label and rap and hip hop performance group known as “Out Da Cutt” or “ODC” Entertainment and “UNDB” (Up North ‘D’ or Dope Boys). Members of this conspiracy would record rap and hip hop songs, post videos on Youtube.com, and perform local shows in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Much of their music glorified the lifestyle of selling illegal narcotics and committing other crimes. The lavish and extravagant lifestyle portrayed in their music and videos was supported by their sales of illegal narcotics and Johnson held himself out as the group’s “manager.”
Johnson has a prior federal drug trafficking conviction, and prior to imposing a sentence, Judge Beistline questioned the defendant about his chances for rehabilitation. He was asked this since he had previously been sentenced for a similar crime and after he was released from prison, he immediately returned to making the same lifestyle choices. Judge Beistline remarked that drug addiction damages families in our communities and that Johnson was “passing poison to people for personal gain.”
Johnson was a member of a wide-ranging conspiracy along with 13 co-conspirators located in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Eight defendants have already been sentenced. Donnell Johnson, Antonio Fleming, Tevoris Carter, Emma Shine, and Terrance Fleming have pled guilty for their roles in connection with the conspiracy and await sentencing.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Service, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnson.