Sacto 9-1-1
September 19, 2012
Sacramento man headed to prison for cocaine trafficking

A Sacramento man has been sentenced in federal court in Sacramento to 20 years in prison for cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

Daryl M. Summerfield, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.

Between 2003 and March 2006, Summerfield had cocaine shipped in vans from California to Alaska, according to court documents. The vans were driven to Seattle, then shipped from Seattle to Alaska. When the cocaine arrived in Alaska, Summerfield flew to the state and oversaw its distribution through a network of drug distributors in Alaska, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to the plea agreement, between January 2002 and January 2003, Summerfield used more than $100,000 in drug money to purchase and remodel a duplex on 18th Street in Sacramento without putting his name on the title to the property. Authorities said he enlisted a person to act as the front for laundering of drug trafficking proceeds, and the transactions were designed to conceal that Summerfield was the source of the money.

Summerfield also enlisted family members to assist in laundering the drug money. Tpring S. Summerfield pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to one count of using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense and is to be sentenced Jan. 23. Charges also are pending against Angela Summerfield, and a status conference is scheduled for Feb. 13.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and the Sacramento Police Department.

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