Anchorage man indicted for shipping meth through US Postal Service

Published: Nov. 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM AKST
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An Anchorage man was indicted after prosecutors say he shipped 8.4 pounds of methamphetamine through the US Postal Service for distribution.

According to the US Attorney in Alaska, law enforcement officials intercepted the package that had been shipped from California at the U.S. Postal service Anchorage on Nov. 4.

The next day, law enforcement watched as the package was delivered to a recipient. They saw two men waiting in a vehicle who quickly grabbed the package and proceeded to drive to Wasilla.

There, the package was open. Several suspects were taken into custody, and text messages showed that those who had opened the package were doing it for one of the defendants, 45-year-old Peter Michael Burno, who at the time was in California.

When Burno returned to Alaska on Nov. 6, he was taken into custody.

Burno faces up to 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine, and five years of supervised release if they are found guilty of the alleged crimes.

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