Fairbanks Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison in Drug Conspiracy
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 31, 2013|
ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a man from Fairbanks, Alaska was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for his role in an Anchorage and Fairbanks drug conspiracy.
Jerry Wormley, 34, a/k/a, “Two-Tone,” was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ralph R. Beistline. Wormley received a sentence of 36 months prison, three years’ supervised release, and agreed to pay a $24,000 money judgment to the United States. Wormley had previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him and his co-conspirators with one count of drug conspiracy.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, who prosecuted the case, Wormley was a member of a drug trafficking organization in Anchorage and Fairbanks that between 2009 and February 2012, sold powder cocaine, marijuana, and oxycodone pills in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Wormley sold cocaine in Fairbanks, and he would purchase larger quantities of cocaine from other members of the conspiracy and then redistribute the cocaine in Fairbanks. Wormley also acted as a courier for other members of the conspiracy, transporting cocaine from Anchorage to Fairbanks.
Wormley and other members of the conspiracy attempted to conceal their drug trafficking by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business, specifically that they were “artists,” employees, or promoters of concerts. 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. Wormley had no record of serious or consistent employment since dropping out of high school in 1996 but claimed ownership of a fledgling music promotion company called JG Productions in Fairbanks. This company had previously been a part of one minor concert promotion in Fairbanks, but it was clear Wormley’s sole source of income for many years was the distribution of cocaine in Fairbanks.
Prior to imposing a sentence, Judge Beistline noted that selling drugs poisons the community, and he characterized Wormley as a “nice guy drug dealer.” Judge Beistline further acknowledged the community and family support Wormley had received prior to sentencing but criticized the choices the defendant had made to distribute cocaine in the community.
Wormley was indicted along with 13 other members of the conspiracy located in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Christopher Anderson was previously sentenced to 14 months prison on November 2, 2012; DeMarr Moultrie was sentenced to 40 months prison on May 1, 2013; and Jeraelyn Hill was sentenced to 66 months prison on May 28, 2013. Donnell Johnson, Joshua Mustovich, Mihla Hall, Antonio Fleming, Dalon Johnson, Tevoris Carter, Rock Phelps, Emma Shine, and Brent Gunnels have pleaded guilty for their roles in connection with the conspiracy and await sentencing. Terrance Fleming has a pending trial scheduled in August 2013.
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 Wormley.