A Craig man was sentenced this week in federal court to 10 years for his role in distributing methamphetamine on Prince of Wales Island.
An announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Alaska states that 63-year-old Bradley Payton Grasser pleaded guilty to methamphetamine conspiracy for actions that started at least as early as 2014.
The announcement says that Grasser coordinated and directed the distribution of meth in various communities on POW. It states that he arranged for the drugs to be mailed from Washington to at least five co-conspirators on the big island and in Ketchikan, that he collected drug-sales proceeds and then used those proceeds to continue the operation.
According to the announcement, investigators seized a total of 1,133.7 grams of meth in this investigation. Law enforcement also seized about $90,000 in drug proceeds, along with other property.
Agencies cooperating on this case included Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Craig and Klawock police.