A former Department of Corrections officer convicted of smuggling drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison. Adam Jason Spindler, 33, pleaded guilty in August 2016 to one count each of drug conspiracy and possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute.
A jury heard opening statements Thursday in Palmer in the trail over what became known as the Sockeye Fire began. Anchorage couple Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt face charges of reckless endangerment, criminally negligent burning and burning without a permit.
Dillingham’s new assistant district attorney is in town this week as part of a transition to take over the caseload. His arrival comes after a two-year fight to keep the local DA’s office open and staffed with a prosecutor in town.