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Press Release

Statewide drug enforcement efforts garner multiple indictments for drug distribution offenses in Kodiak

October 29, 2019

(Kodiak, AK) A Kodiak grand jury last week indicted nine people in six different cases involving illegal drug distribution in Kodiak. The charges were brought before the grand jury by the Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor in cooperation with the Kodiak District Attorney’s Office. The Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor, housed at the Office of Special Prosecutions in Anchorage, is a position established by the Department of Law in 2018 to coordinate a statewide response to drug interdiction and prosecution and to combat drug trafficking in Alaska.

The grand jury charged Hannah Clark with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree for an offense alleged to have occurred in September. At the time of the indictment, Clark was on conditions of release in an earlier case involving charged drug offenses.

Roderick Baldugo and Elmer Morales were each charged with one count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Jomer Abalanza, in addition to being charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second and Third Degree, was charged with Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the Second Degree and Misconduct Involving a Weapon in the Third Degree. Abalanza’s co-defendant, Zachary Trieselmann, was charged with a single count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Roberto Trujillo-Tolentino was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

Summer Suydam was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

Janice Marie Alexanderoff and co-defendant Sineti Delara were each charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years for each charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree; a maximum of 10 years for each charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree; a maximum of 10 years for Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Second Degree; and a maximum of five years for the crime of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree. Under Alaska sentencing law, the actual sentence imposed upon those who are convicted is based upon factors such as the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history, if any, of the individual defendant.

A charging document is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General Katholyn Runnels at (907) 269- 6306 or by email at the Office of Special Prosecutions LawOSP@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.