Four Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges in Kodiak

    Anchorage, Alaska – Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that four individuals associated with drug trafficking in Kodiak have been indicted by a federal grand jury for various drug trafficking and related crimes.

    Four have been indicted on drug trafficking charges and related crimes in Kodiak by the federal grand jury.

    Christopher Arndt, 38, is currently charged with distribution of methamphetamine, drug conspiracy,
    and money laundering conspiracy, and was arrested in Kodiak on Aug. 18, 2017;

    Santos Lopez, 41, is currently charged with distribution of methamphetamine, and was arrested in
    Kodiak on Aug. 23, 2017;

    Leigh Ann Massengill, 42, is currently charged with distribution of methamphetamine, drug
    conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, and was arrested in Anchorage on Aug. 30, 2017;

    James Gerrity, 30, is currently charged with drug conspiracy and remains at large.

    The federal grand jury also indicted four other individuals in relation to this investigation, once again for drug trafficking and related crimes in Kodiak. Those four others are as follows:

    Ann L. Vega, 40, is currently charged with possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to
    distribute;

    Nathan Gambrell, 44, is currently charged with felon in possession of firearms;

    Jose Alberto "Bird" Rodriguez, 30, is currently charged with attempted possession of
    methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to
    distribute;

    Wahyu "Kodiak Mike" Sanjoyo, 36, is currently charged with possession with intent to distribute
    methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, distribution of methamphetamine, and possession of firearms
    in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Internal Revenue Service-
    Criminal Investigation, Alaska State Troopers, Kodiak Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol,
    Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives have been working together to investigate these matters and to combat
    drug trafficking and violent crime in Kodiak.

    An indictment 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.

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