Miguel Baez Guevara, 38, faces 17 criminal counts, prosecutors announced Wednesday in Anchorage.
A positive drug test for methamphetamine has disqualified veteran dog musher Lance Mackey from the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, according to a statement from race organizers.
Charles Edward Cotten, Jr., 53, will spend 10 years in prison, then 25 years on supervised release.
Charging documents say that police found a backpack filled with meth, as well as $8,000 cash in a briefcase.
A plea agreement entered Wednesday for a former Bergmann Hotel manager outlines the 2017 drug deals that led to his arrest. In the agreement, Charles Edward Cotten Jr. will plead guilty to all four counts of federal felony drug distribution. He admits to selling 112 grams of methamphetamine.
According to the plea agreement, the defendant admitted that he and the former Bergmann Hotel manager sold about 27 grams of methamphetamine in June to another person.
Richard Eric Anderson was arrested and charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance with intent to manufacture and deliver.
Methamphetamine-related fatalities have increased fourfold in Alaska over the last decade, according to a state epidemiological report released Tuesday.
Tiffany Jo Spaulding, 34, appeared in federal court today and pleaded not guilty to the drug-related charge. She was one of two residents charged after a downtown Juneau home was raided earlier this month.
The opioid epidemic has killed tens of thousands over the past two years and driven major reforms in state and local law enforcement and public health policies for people with addiction. But another deadly but popular drug, methamphetamine, also has been surging in many parts of the country. And federal officials say that, based on…