News Release
Date: January 23, 2012
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-1162

California Man Sentenced in Fairbanks Drug Conspiracy  

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – On January 20, 2012, Wilbert Barber, a resident of Sacramento, California, was sentenced in federal court in Fairbanks for his role in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in Fairbanks and a conspiracy to launder proceeds from the drug conspiracy,

Barber, 31, received a sentence of 114 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy.

According to the information presented to the court, Barber was involved in a conspiracy to distribute over $130,000 worth of oxycodone pills in Fairbanks that began in 2008 and continued through 2010. Barber was a supplier of oxycodone pills to his co-defendants in Fairbanks. Barber would send pills to Fairbanks to be distributed by co-defendants. The pills would be sent to Fairbanks using couriers who carried the pills on their bodies aboard commercial airline flights or through private mail carrier services. Barber’s co-defendant’s would deposit money into Barber’s bank account or would use wire transfer services to send money to Barber in California.

This investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Fairbanks Police, North Pole Police, Alaska State Troopers, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Division.