People Who Went To Anchorage Man's Auto Repair Shop Got More Than Just Lube Jobs & Tune-ups
January 03, 2018
(ANCHORAGE, ALASKA) -- An Anchorage man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Anchorage for selling large quantities of Oxycodone out of his auto repair shop.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder of the Anchorage office of the Dept. of Justice.
Spresim Alimi, 36, of Anchorage, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 136 months in prison (11.3 years) after he earlier pleaded guilty on July 7th of 2016 to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.
As part of the plea he 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," said the statement from Schroder's office.
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 Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.