Anacortes, WA– A Juneau grand jury indicted eight people, including a 58-year old Anacortes, WA woman on charges of conspiring to bring drugs into the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau, Alaska.
According to a press release from the State of Alaska Department of Law, a Juneau grand jury indicted eight people on charges of Misconduct involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Third Degree and three counts of Promoting Contraband in the First Degree.
These charges were brought before the grand jury by the Office of Special Prosecutions, Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor in cooperation with the Juneau District Attorney’s Office.
After an investigation by the Alaska State Troopers, the grand jury charged 29-year old Jerry Active, 25-year old Tamra Fuhr, 30-year old Chad Kreftmeyer, 39-year old Buck Mills, 33-year old Amanda Natkong, 46-year old John Negley, 58-year old Susan Paulsen, and 26-year old Brendon Valdez with conspiring to bring heroin, methamphetamine and suboxone into the Lemon Creek Correctional facility in December 2017. Additionally, 42-year old Roberta White was indicted on one count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third degree and one count of Promoting Contraband in the First Degree. Four of the subjects of these indictments are in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Two of the subjects have been released by the court on their own recognizance. Susan Paulsen was arrested in Anacortes, Washington and is awaiting extradition. Buck Mills and Tamra Fuhr have warrants out for their arrest. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 465-4000.
According to the release, the law provides for a maximum sentence of 10-years for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree; a maximum of 5-years for each charge of Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Promoting Contraband. Under sentencing law, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon factors such as the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history, if any, of each defendant.
A charging document is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
These cases are being prosecuted by the Office of Special Prosecutions Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor, which is a new position established by the Department of Law in order to combat the problems of drug distribution in Alaska.
Jerry Active was already serving a 359-year sentence for a high-profile murder case in Anchorage, Alaska. On May 25th, 2013 he broke into the apartment of 71-year old Touch Chea and 73-year old Sorn Sreap in the Mountain View area of Alaska. He was found guilty of ten felony counts in 2013, including two counts of first-degree murder, multiple counts of sexual assault and Robbery. During the murders he beat the elderly couple to death, sexually assaulted, Sreap, her 91-year old mother, Sreap Yan, who had dementia and the elderly couples 2-year old great-granddaughter. Active, a registered sex offender, had been released on probation on the day he broke into the couple’s apartment and murdered them. He was still inside the home when the couple’s grandson, his pregnant wife and their son arrived home from the movies, according to news reports. The grandson fought Active, but he managed to flee the scene. He was arrested nearby wearing only boxer shorts.