Anchorage Man Faces Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 02, 2014|
ANCHORAGE—Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin R. Feldis announced today that a local man was arraigned in federal court in Anchorage on two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.
Amos Lee Blakeney, 47, was charged in a two-count indictment.
According to the information presented to the court, Blakeney possessed both heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute the substances to other individuals. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of over six thousand nine hundred dollars seized during the course of this investigation.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin W. Bradley, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force and the Anchorage Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. SAUSA Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.