Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Dwayne Dollison Jr., 36, and Kenneth Martin Douglas, 34, both of Anchorage, were found guilty yesterday after a 7-day federal jury trial. The jury found Dollison and Douglas guilty of drug trafficking conspiracy, possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and for being felons in possession of a firearm.
According to evidence presented at trial, the charges all revolve around a conspiracy that ended on Sept. 16, 2017, when Alaska State Troopers stopped both Dollison and Douglas in their vehicle, an SUV, as they approached the Fairbanks area. Another vehicle, a red sedan with whom they were caravanning, stopped as well. The occupants of the red sedan explained that they knew Dollison and Douglas, and they provided a rental receipt for the red sedan bearing Douglas’s name. Both Douglas and Dollison, however, initially denied any connection with the red sedan.
A search of the red sedan later uncovered distribution amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin in the vehicle’s trunk. Some of the controlled substances were in socks in a red duffel bag that contained a firearm and clothing belonging to Dollison. Baggies of controlled substances were also found loose in the trunk next to a green duffel bag, which contained a firearm and clothing belonging to Douglas.
Both Dollison and Douglas have prior federal felony convictions and were therefore prohibited from possessing firearms.
As a result of their convictions, Dollison and Douglas face a maximum penalty of up to life in federal prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.
The Alaska State Troopers (AST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Alaska Department of Public Safety Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly Sayers-Fay and Allison O’Leary.