News Release
Date: August 29, 2012
Contact: Public Information Officer
Number: 206-553-1162

Ketchikan Resident Sentenced to 10 Years
in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution

AUG 29 - (Anchorage, Alaska) -  Tuan Ngoc Vo, 49, a citizen of Vietnam, was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage of August 22, 2012, to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for his conviction for distribution of controlled substances.

According to information presented to the court, the charges against Vo were developed from a complaint from a concerned citizen to the Ketchikan Police Department indicating that Vo was distributing methamphetamine out of his apartment. Based on the information received, officers were able to obtain and execute a search warrant at Vo’s residence where they found drug packaging materials, $10,000 in U.S. currency, and eight vials containing 114.6 grams of methamphetamine. Vo arrived on scene during the execution of the search warrant and was subsequently arrested. Vo was found to have on his person an additional 1.47 grams of methamphetamine and $1,080.00 in U.S. currency. The methamphetamine was sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) laboratory for analysis and revealed the purity of the drug was 100%.

Priority to imposing sentence, Judge Burgess stated the serious of the offense and the defendant’s criminal history supported the imposition of the above sentence.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Ketchikan Police Department.