An Anchorage man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to spend five years behind bars for dealing crack cocaine in 2011.
Federal prosecutors say Greg D. Winters, 39, is one of five people from Mississippi to be convicted in Alaska for drug dealing this year. Several of the others were affiliated with a street gang known as the Gangster Disciples, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, though it is unclear if Winters was a member as well.
In April 2011, federal agents convinced a confidential informant to call Winters and order an ounce-and-a-half of crack cocaine and gave the informant $2,700 cash, according to a charging document filed in federal court.
Winters delivered the drugs in a recorded transaction, and he was arrested in Grenada, Miss., a few days later, the charges say. He pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance in June.
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