- Associated Press - Saturday, May 20, 2017

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for illegal possession of 32 guns.

Floyd Julius Stuck, 49, was also sentenced to three years of probation Friday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (https://bit.ly/2pWfwmy).

Alaska State Troopers and the Fairbanks Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit raided Stuck’s home in Tok last year. They got word of large amounts of methamphetamine, stolen guns, jewelry, vehicles and trailers reportedly at his home.

Officers found 32 rifles, pistols and shot guns, 49 grams of heroin, 49 morphine and OxyContin tablets, gold nuggets and $1,618 in cash, according to charging documents,

Stuck was indicted by a federal grand jury last May on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He pleaded guilty to the charge in March, according to a new release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Stuck had previous felony convictions in Oregon for possession of illegal drugs, failure to appear in court and burglary.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline said at Stuck’s sentencing hearing that he had “come to Tok to avoid the law” and to set up a “criminal lifestyle,” according to the news release.

Stuck still faces state charges associated with the raid. He is scheduled to change his plea in Fairbanks Superior Court on Thursday, the report states.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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