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Jerry Active and Seven Other People Indicted for a Conspiracy to Bring Drugs into Lemon Creek Correctional Facility

April 25, 2018

(Juneau, AK) A Juneau grand jury indicted eight people on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Third Degree and three counts of Promoting Contraband in the First Degree. These charges were brought before the grand jury by the Office of Special Prosecutions, Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor in cooperation with the Juneau District Attorney’s Office.

After an investigation by the Alaska State Troopers, the grand jury charged Jerry Active, Tamra Fuhr, Chad Kreftmeyer, Buck Mills, Amanda Natkong, John Negley, Susan Paulsen, and Brendon Valdez with conspiring to bring heroin, methamphetamine and suboxone into Lemon Creek Correctional facility in December 2017.   Additionally, Roberta White was indicted on one count of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third degree and one count of Promoting Contraband in the First Degree.  Four of the subjects of these indictments are in the custody of the Department of Corrections.  Two of the subjects have been released by the court on their own recognizance.  Susan Paulsen was arrested in Anacortes, Washington and is awaiting extradition.  Buck Mills and Tamra Fuhr have warrants out for their arrest.  Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 465-4000.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 10 years for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree; a maximum of 5 years for each charge of Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Promoting Contraband.  Under sentencing law, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon factors such as the seriousness of the offense(s) and the prior criminal history, if any, of each defendant.

A charging document is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The defendants are charged in the following case numbers:

  • Jerry Active 1JU-18-00359CR
  • Tamra Fuhr 1JU-18-00362CR
  • Chad Kreftmeyer 1JU-18-00356CR
  • Buck Mills 1JU-18-00357CR
  • Amanda Natkong 1JU-18-00355CR
  • John Negley 1JU-18-00360CR
  • Susan Paulsen 1JU-18-00363CR
  • Brendon Valdez 1JU-18-00358CR
  • Roberta White 1JU-18-00361CR

These cases are being prosecuted by the Office of Special Prosecutions Statewide Drug Enforcement Prosecutor, which is a new position established by the Department of Law in order to combat the problems of drug distribution in Alaska.

CONTACT: Criminal Division Director, John Skidmore at (907)269-5100 or by email to john.skidmore@alaska.gov

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