Kodiak Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking
ANCHORAGE, AK—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Kodiak man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for one count of trafficking narcotics. Teodoro Berdan, 55, of Kodiak, Alaska, had previously pled guilty on July 20, 2015, to one count of possession with intent to distribute over 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.
Berdan was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason, to 60 months in prison.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, in early February 2015, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted a package addressed to Teodoro Berdan in Kodiak. The package contained over 100 grams of methamphetamine. The Postal Inspectors replaced the bulk of the methamphetamine with a small, representative sample of meth, and a larger amount of a sham substance. The Postal Service then delivered the package to the residence in Kodiak where Berdan rented a room. Soon after the package was delivered, Postal Inspectors, supported by FBI agents and officers from the Kodiak Police Department, entered Berdan’s room and discovered him hiding the now-open box of drugs. Berdan later admitted he intended to distribute the drugs.
Ms. Loeffler commends the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the FBI, and the Kodiak Police Department for the investigation of this case. Seattle Division Inspector in Charge, Anthony Galetti, of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service stated, “Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement in Alaska and Guam on this investigation and will continue to vigorously protect the U.S. Mail and U.S. Postal Service employees and customers against all forms of criminal attack and misuse.”