An Anchorage man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for attempting to trade methamphetamine for fully automatic weapons, according to U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler.
31-year-old Michael Dean Miller previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of heroin while in prison.
Over a six-month period in 2012, according to Loeffler, Miller worked with two other individuals to sell more than 40 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
A typical dose of street meth ranges from 10 to 40 milligrams, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. That means the amount Miller intended to sell could translate to approximately 1,000 to 4,000 uses.
The lawyer who prosecuted the case, Stephanie Courter, said trading drugs for something other than money is not unheard of.
"For people who want to live in a safe community, it's not as uncommon as we might hope," Courter said.