Anchorage Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison in Alaska Drug Conspiracy
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 02, 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.
DeMar Moultrie, a/k/a Duckmane, a/k/a All Day, 25, from Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ralph R. Beistline. Moultrie received a sentence of 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Moultrie 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, Moultrie 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 both cities. When Moultrie’s house was searched, law enforcement found cocaine, a stolen firearm, $1,300 in cash, and other items consistent with drug trafficking. Two weeks after a co-conspirator was arrested in connection with several kilograms of cocaine, Moultrie was one of four co-conspirators that left Anchorage on a private flight chartered to Seattle. Moultrie did not return to Alaska until after his arrest in Rochester, New York in August 2012.
Moultrie and other members of the conspiracy attempted to conceal their drug trafficking by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business working as 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.
Prior to imposing a sentence, Judge Beistline informed the defendant that the community was tired of drug dealers preying on the weak and vulnerable in the community. Judge Beistline stated that typical citizens do not have stolen firearms and other items consistent with drug trafficking in their homes and do not fly on private chartered flights to Seattle.
Moultrie was indicted along with 13 other members of this conspiracy. Christopher Anderson was previously sentenced to 14 months prison on November 2, 2012. Donnell Johnson, Joshua Mustovich, Mihla Hall, Antonio Fleming, Dalon Johnson, Tevoris Carter, Jeraelyn Hill, Rock Phelps, Jerry Wormley, Emma Shine, and Brent Gunnels have pled guilty to 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 Inspection Service, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Moultrie.