For Immediate Release
Anchorage Brothers and Repeat Offenders Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking
Approximately 154 Grams of Cocaine, 44 Grams of Crack, 27 Grams of Meth, and 12 Grams of Heroin
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Anchorage brothers and repeat drug trafficking offenders Dwayne Dollison, Jr., 37, and Kenneth Martin Douglas, 35, were each sentenced to 15-year prison sentences by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason for a drug trafficking conspiracy involving firearms. Dollison was sentenced to an additional 7 months for violating the supervised release conditions of a previous drug trafficking offense.
This case originated from a late-night traffic stop by an Alaska State Trooper (AST) in September of 2017. The stop involved two caravanning vehicles that were speeding inbound on the Parks Highway near Fairbanks. One of the vehicles belonged to Douglas and was occupied by Douglas and Dollison, and the other had been rented by the brothers and was occupied by their female companions. After finding a small amount of heroin in the passenger compartment of the rental car, AST obtained a search warrant and searched the rental car’s trunk. They found approximately 154 grams of cocaine, 44 grams of crack, 27 grams of methamphetamine, and 12 grams of heroin located in and around duffle bags that also contained two Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns. The guns and duffle bags were subsequently tied to Dollison and Douglas by, among other things, DNA and fingerprints. One of the guns had been stolen in Wasilla.
Investigation revealed that Dollison and Douglas orchestrated the drug trafficking operation to maximize the possibility that, if caught running the drugs to Fairbanks, their female companions would be prosecuted rather than them. After the September 2017 traffic stop, Dollison also tracked down one of the woman and offered her money to claim the drugs found in the trunk of the rental car were hers.
This is Douglas’ third drug trafficking conviction and Dollison’s second. The brothers were convicted of trafficking drugs together in 2009 and were released from federal custody in 2015, following retroactive sentencing reductions.
The Alaska State Troopers (AST) with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case, which was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kim Sayers-Fay and Allison O’Leary.