Man convicted of having methamphetamine lab in home

Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Wasilla man was found guilty by a federal jury Monday of keeping a methamphetamine lab in his home, trying to make more than five grams of the drug and possessing unregistered guns, prosecutors said.

The jury was hung over another charge that accused David Kaznakoff Jr., 24, of keeping a gun while dealing drugs, prosecutors said.

Kaznakoff likely faces six to 10 years in prison, said assistant U.S. attorney Stephan Collins.

Collins said it was clear Kaznakoff was making methamphetamine and was planning to create a bigger operation. He said the trailer where Kaznakoff lived was stocked with ample supplies of products used to make the drug and a police scanner.

Kaznakoff's attorney, Pamela Scott, said her client was simply a drug user who was not sophisticated enough to run a drug operation.

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