A Sacramento man has been sentenced in federal court in Juneau, Alaska, for his role in a drug conspiracy that authorities say involved deliveries of oxycodone from Sacramento to Juneau.
Marquis Thomas, 31, of Sacramento was sentenced Friday to five years of probation.
Also sentenced in the case were Juneau residents Brent Maki, Sally Jean Maki, Michael Travis Miller and Jason Rivera.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, the defendants were members of a large-scale drug conspiracy in which oxycodone was delivered to Juneau from sources in Sacramento through commercial package delivery services and drug couriers traveling on commercial flights. Oxycodone was delivered to other members of the conspiracy in Juneau for subsequent distribution, and drug proceeds were sent back to other co-conspirators in Sacramento via bank deposits, wire remittance services or drug couriers.
Other members of the conspiracy laundered the drug proceeds using bank transactions and wire transfers to conceal the nature of the drug proceeds and structured deposits of the drug proceeds in a manner to avoid reporting requirements, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
Brent Maki, 33, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug and money laundering conspiracy. Sally Jean Maki, 27, was sentenced to three years of probation, with a special condition of 11 months of home confinement for her role in the money laundering conspiracy.
Michael Travis Miller, 32, was sentenced to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy. Jason Rivera, 26, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy.