An Anchorage man has been indicted after an investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Anchorage Police determined he was carrying drugs with the intent to distribute.
In October 2013, 47-year-old Amos Lee Blakeney was arrested on possession and distribution charges when it was discovered he had cocaine and a mixture of cocaine and heroin. A child welfare endangerment charge was also levied against him at his initial hearing.
State prosecutors turned the case over to the U.S. District Attorney's office for prosecution, limiting his charges to two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute at his indictment.
His indictment also included the forfeiture of over $6,900 seized during the investigation.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Bradley indicated to Blakeney's jury that the law allows up to 20 years in prison or a $1,000,000 fine, or both, in the instance of a conviction. However, the severity of the sentence would depend on the defendant's prior criminal history, if any.
Blakeney will appear again before the court during his trial, which is set for the week of August 4, 2014.