Anchorage couple sentenced to federal prison for drug distribution and money laundering

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Following a months long federal investigation into a drug ring in anchorage, two were sentenced to federal prison for distributing drugs and money laundering.

    The initial arrest was in 2018.

    Court documents say the 47-year-old May Saelee, also known as “The First Lady,” and 47-year-old Cher Vang, also known as “The President,” had been dealing drugs out of their home in anchorage from 2011 to 2018.

    306 grams of meth was sold during that seven-year period.

    In addition, over 150,000 dollars were structurally deposited into their personal bank accounts.

    This was to avoid federal banking requirements and to hide that the source of the money was from drugs. 

    Saelee was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and Vang was sentenced to 57 months.

    “With today’s sentencing, we have put an end to another drug trafficking ring responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Anchorage and the surrounding area,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson, District of Alaska. “These dangerous drugs are destructive 
    poisons that threaten the health and safety of our communities. We will continue to work together with our law enforcement partners to ensure that drug traffickers are held responsible for the harm they cause.”

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