JUNEAU -- A man suspected of illegally distributing more than 13,000 narcotic painkiller pills has filed a notice that he intends to change his plea.
A federal grand jury in October indicted Milan Thomas on one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and three counts of money laundering. He was arrested in February in Minneapolis.
Prosecutors say Thomas moved pills from Sacramento, Calif., to Juneau between 2007 and 2011.
Prosecutors say he directed accomplices to deposit or withdraw cash from drug deals using a fraudulent business set up as Southeast Alaska Tour Co.
Prosecutors say $1.3 million passed through its accounts.
The Juneau Empire reports a court date has not yet been set for the change of plea hearing.