Anchorage man pleads guilty to ecstasy charge

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man has pleaded guilty to possessing 500 tablets of the drug ecstasy with the intent to distribute it, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Michael J. Carter, 28, entered his plea in U.S. District Court Friday, the prosecutors said.

According to the prosecutors, Carter had imported the drugs and intended to sell them in Alaska. But a package with the tablets was mistakenly delivered to a drug distributor in October 2001 instead of an apartment in Anchorage.

Federal drug agents then arranged to deliver the package to the apartment instead. There, Carter signed for the package, the prosecutors said, and later admitted he and another man had been receiving the tablets from a source in Arizona and selling them since July of 2001.

Carter faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. His sentencing is scheduled for March 27.

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