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Story last updated at 4:46 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Man indicted in drug conspiracy




A federal grand jury in Anchorage last week indicted a Homer man on drug trafficking conspiracy charges. Timothy Cissney, 33, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Cissney is alleged to be part of a group previously indicted in October for dealing oxycodone and methadone. Named in that indictment were Kenai Peninsula residents Kostas Bairamis, 23, Melissa Cue, 34, B.J. Griffith, 22, and William Gilbert, 25, and Anchorage resident Justin Lane, 23. The new indictment also names Christopher Kendrick, 36, of California, and Aaron O'Kito "Punchy" Dyson, 37, from Washington. Bairamis, of Homer, was sentenced in November to 11 years in federal prison for dealing methamphetamines. Griffith and Cue also were indicted in December 2010 by a Nevada federal grand jury alleging they were part of a 17-person conspiracy to launder money and smuggle oxycodone between Nevada and Alaska. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Sayers-Fay said that the maximum penalties for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and methadone are 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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