Drug Enforcement Administration

Seattle

Keith R. Weis, Special Agent in Charge

May 21, 2015

Contact: Jodie Underwood

Phone Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years For Meth Trafficking

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Today, Max Jewett, 38, of Anchorage was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine. Jewett pleaded guilty to the charges on December 22, 2014.

According to information presented to the court, Jewett admitted to distributing illegal drugs in Alaska from October 2011 until his arrest in September 2013. In addition to distributing drugs, Jewett admitted to using his co-conspirators to steal merchandise, especially from home improvement stores, then having them return the items to the store in exchange for gift cards. The co-conspirators would then give the gift cards to Jewett in exchange for drugs. Overall, Jewett admitted distributing over 500 grams of methamphetamine, as well as heroin.

The investigation was led by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation of this case.

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