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FAIRBANKS — A North Pole area man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison  Friday for being in possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Ivan Laurence, 41, was arrested in November after 22 grams of the drug  was found in a safe of his Athena Loop home, according to his signed plea  agreement. Investigators also seized $21,820 in cash from a cookie jar as well  as scales and packing material. Laurence will have to forfeit the money because  it came from selling drugs.
Laurence pleaded guilty to possession of  methamphetamine with intent to distribute in April. At Laurence’s sentencing  this morning U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline said it is important to  deter others who would consider getting into the methamphetamine business,  according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
North Pole  Police, Alaska State Troopers and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration  participated in the investigation.

 

 

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