Sentence handed down in Alaska's s first felony case involving spice trafficking

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) -A Soldotna man has been sentenced in connection with Alaska's first federal felony spice trafficking case.

    A release from the U. S. Attorney's Office in Anchorage says 34 year old Philip Drake Kneeland was sentenced to 70 months in prison for distributing spice and possessing a firearm while trafficking the illegal substance.

    The release says Kneeland was doing business as Tobacco Distress, Incorporated, at the time.

    Chief U. S. District Judge Timothy Burgess  ordered Kneeland to forfeit approximately $75,400, a 2014 GMC truck and four firearms to the government.

    Kneeland was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service once he's released from  prison.

    In another case, two brothers were sentenced Thursday for their roles in an armored car robbery in December 2014.

    Jafari Lewis Daniel, 22, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a bank robbery and was sentenced to 69 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Jarron Lewis Daniel, 23, pleaded guilty to a count related to failing to disclose the crime.  He was sentenced to 18 months in prision to be followed by one year of supervised release.


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