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Man Guilty of Promoting Drugs at the Kodiak Jail

September 5, 2018

(KODIAK, Alaska) – Kodak District Attorney Gustaf Olson announced today that on August 30, 2018 a jury found Reginald Childers II guilty of promoting contraband while incarcerated at the Kodiak Jail.

According to the evidence presented in court, Reginald Childers was under official detention at the Kodiak Jail pending revocation of two petitions to revoke his felony probation when the investigation began. Correctional officers discovered a hidden note in a book Childers passed to them that he intended for a love interest in the community. In the note, Childers demanded that she continue to provide him with the controlled substance Suboxone while he remained at the jail. Specifically he instructed her to introduce it into the Kodiak Jail inside magazines. The Kodiak Jail contacted Probation Officer Rex Spofford who required Childers to provide a urine sample. This sample was tested by Redwood Toxicology Laboratory and the forensic toxicologist, John Martin, testified that Childers’ urine contained the controlled substance Buprenorphine (found in Suboxone).

Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, who presided over the case, scheduled Childers’ sentencing for October 22, 2108. Childers will be held without bail in this case pending sentencing. Childers faces a presumptive term of 2-5 years in prison for promoting contraband in the first degree. The actual sentence imposed is based on numerous factors including the seriousness of the offense and the defendant’s criminal history.

CONTACT: District Attorney Gustaf Olson at 907-486-5744 or

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