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Alaska man caught with meth on ferry sentenced to prison


January 26, 2017

JUNEAU (AP) – A 21-year-old man caught transporting methamphetamine on a ferry running between Washington state and Ketchikan, Alaska, has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. Jason Corey Vincent Alto was

sentenced last week to 20 months in prison, the Juneau Empire reported Sunday. Court documents say Alto was stopped by Alaska troopers in May after a K-9 alerted troopers to 3.2 pounds of meth in his luggage.

Federal prosecutors called it the single largest seizure of methamphetamine in southeast Alaska. Alto was charged with possession with intent to distribute the drug and t...

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