A Fairbanks man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison in a drug conspiracy case.
The U.S. attorney's office alleged that 26-year-old Martin Linenko led a drug trafficking organization that sold crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and oxycodone in Fairbanks in 2010 and 2011. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh, who prosecuted the case, said Linenko would distribute drugs to others, who would sell them. Cavanaugh says Linenko and others involved tried to hide their operation by claiming they were involved in a legitimate business, and artists, employees, or promoters of Fairbanks recording labels.
The U.S. attorney's office says Linenko pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him and others with one count of drug conspiracy.
He was sentenced 85 months in prison and five years of supervised release.