Juneau, Alaska KINY) - Following a three-week trial, an Anchorage U. S. District Court jury convicted a man on charges of murder in furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise, using a firearm to commit murder in a drug trafficking crime, drug conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy.
According to court documents and evidence, the U. S. Attorney's Office says 36-year-old Matthew Wilson Moi, was involved in a drug trafficking enterprise that operated in Alaska between January 2017 and October 2019.
The enterprise arranged for packages of heroin and methamphetamine to be sent from California to Alaska in the mail to various Anchorage addresses.
In April of 2019, a package of heroin was mailed to Navarrow Andrews. Moi determined that Andrews had stolen the package and on April 8 of that year he shot and killed Andrews in an Anchorage alley.
Moi fled to Louisiana and then to Los Angeles where he continued to assist the drug ring with shipments of narcotic packages to Alaska. A package of heroin bound for Wasilla was intercepted by federal agents in September of 2019 which led to the arrest of Moi and co-conspirators.
He's awaiting sentencing in the case.
The co-conspirators in the drug enterprise included 36-year-old Myrick Anthoni Elliot who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
Awaiting sentencing are 34-year-old Jordan Jerome Shanholtzer who has pleaded guilty to managing a continuing criminal enterprise; 31-year-old Kenneth Antonio Kiare Ford who pled guilty to drug conspiracy; 22-year-old Isaiah Michael Roderick who pled guilty to money laundering conspiracy; and 57-year-old Marvin Nelson who pled guilty to drug conspiracy.