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Fairbanks man sentenced to 10 months on drug charge

Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man who pleaded no contest to arranging for the sale of cocaine to an undercover officer was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Andrew Harlan, 40, was sentenced Thursday in Superior Court for one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Two other counts were dismissed.

According to police, Harlan sold about $150 of cocaine to the officer on Feb. 14, $50 the next day and $250 five days later. All the deals reportedly took place at a Fairbanks apartment. For the latter two, Harlan allegedly used the officer's cell phone to arrange the delivery of the cocaine.

Prosecutor Scott Mattern noted that Harlan was apparently a small-time dealer. ''It looks more like he was selling to support his own habit.''

According to the criminal complaint, on the third sale Harlan obtained the cocaine from Antonio B. Williams, 22, of Fairbanks. Williams was arrested along with Harlan and charged with one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He reached a plea agreement in June and will be sentenced in September.


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