Plea in cocaine case: Not guilty

A local man accused of possessing cocaine with intent to deliver was arraigned in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday.

Timothy A. Sanders, 39, pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges leveled against him.

Sanders was indicted by a Juneau grand jury on Nov. 16 on three counts of third-degree drug misconduct for allegedly possessing cocaine with intent to deliver on Aug. 2, 18 and 24.

Third-degree drug misconduct is a class ‘B’ felony that can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The indictment indicates a confidential informant for the Juneau Police Department helped conduct controlled buys of the drugs on the dates listed above.

Police and prosecutors did not answer inquiries from the Empire seeking comment on the amount of drugs alleged to be involved, or the street value thereof.

Judge Philip Pallenberg appointed the Public Defender Agency to represent Sanders. Sanders was previously released on his own recognizance and is due in court again on Tuesday.

Court records online indicate Sanders will also be arraigned on Tuesday for a felony theft charge in a separate case.

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