Man convicted of selling drugs out of his business

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) US Prosecutors earned a conviction in a case that involved drug sales and an Anchorage repair and service garage.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for selling large quantities of Oxycodone out of his auto repair shop.

Spresim Alimi, 36, of Anchorage, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 136 months in prison. Alimi previously pleaded guilty on July 7, 2016, to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and agreed to forfeit $88,146 and a 2016 Dodge Viper.

According to court documents, Alimi owned and operated Alpina Auto, an auto repair shop which he used as a front to distribute large quantities of Oxycodone at $35 per pill. After search warrants were executed on Alimi’s residence, business, and storage unit, he was found to be in possession of 4,363 Oxycodone pills, almost $90,000 in cash, and a 2016 Dodge Viper, which had been purchased shortly before his arrest. The street value of the 4,363 Oxycodone pills was over $150,000. The investigation further revealed that Alimi would sometimes use the credit card machine at Alpina Auto to conduct narcotics transactions with buyers. Alimi was also found in possession of a number of firearms, several of which were reported stolen.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Alaska State Troopers (AST), and the Air ForceOffice of Special Investigations were all involved in the investigation.

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