Kodiak man sentenced in drug trafficking case

A 34-year-old Kodiak man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for possession of a firearm while trafficking drugs intended for distribution in Kodiak.

Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess also ordered Miguel Angel Angulo to serve five years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service after leaving prison.

Court documents showed that Angalo became the subject of a federal investigation when, in April and May 2018, he shared photos and videos on social media depicting himself possessing and using firearms. Because Angalo had a prior state felony conviction for a drug trafficking offense, he was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Last June, state and federal law officers executing a search warrant found that Angalo had a Springfield .40 caliber semi-automatic firearm at his Kodiak residence, plus 117 grams of methamphetamine, 61 grams of heroin and an additional 61 grams of cocaine, with a collective estimated street value of $100,000. The investigation revealed that Angalo received the narcotics via mail from a source in Mexico with ties to the Simaloa drug cartel.

Testimony presented during Angalo’s sentencing hearing in Anchorage showed that Angalo had in his possession enough narcotics for approximately 1,790 individual uses of illegal drugs.

The U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak Police Department collaborated in the investigation that led to Angalo’s conviction.