News Release
Date: July 06, 2010
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Drug Dealer Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drugs and Guns Crimes 

JUL 06 -- (Anchorage, AK) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen L. Loeffler announced that on July 1, 2010, Maurice Marquette Mackey was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his convictions of distribution of controlled substances, possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to information presented to the court, Mackey sold crack cocaine on three separate occasions to law enforcement. When law enforcement arrested Mackey at his residence, they found two rifles, one of which was loaded, boxes of ammunition, scales used to weigh drugs, and approximately 87 grams of cocaine. Mackey also had a video surveillance system in his residence, and the entry way appeared to be strategically blocked with a cinder block and part of a closet door. The residence resembled a “stash house,” rather than a place to live.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.