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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Alaska

For Immediate Release

October 17, 2011

Karen L. Loeffler, United States Attorney

Contact: Erin White, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
(907) 271-5071

Anchorage Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution Crimes

Anchorage, Alaska — United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 96 months in prison for his convictions of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances. On October 14, 2011, Martey Turail Greer, 29, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Ralph R. Beistline.

According to Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White, who prosecuted the case, Greer sold crack cocaine to another individual. After the drug deal, law enforcement obtained and executed a search warrant for Greer’s apartment. Inside of the apartment, they found a loaded semi–automatic pistol nd a loaded semi–automatic rifle. In addition to the firearms, law enforcement officers found 22.5 grams of crack cocaine, 6.8 grams of powdered cocaine, digital scales, drug–packaging materials and $780 in cash. As part of his agreement with the United States, Greer also admitted to distributing 13.6 grams of pure methamphetamine in a separate transaction.

In fashioning a sentence, Judge Beistline noted the serious nature of Greer’s crimes, along with the need to protect the community.

Ms. Loeffler commended the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and ATF for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Greer. Ms. White is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang–related and violent crime cases.