Jury finds man guilty of running heroin, meth ring in Southeast Alaska

Man faces mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison

A Washington man is facing a minimum of five years in jail after a jury found him guilty of running a drug trafficking ring in Southeast Alaska.

Zerisenay Gebregiorgis, 35, was found guilty of conspiring to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Ketchikan and Sitka in the summer of 2016. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said Gebregiorgis faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum possible sentence of 40 years.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess set a sentencing hearing for 11 a.m. March 5, and Schmidt said the sentence depends on the number of people involved in the conspiracy and Gebregiorgis’ criminal history, among other factors.

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