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Man sentenced for September vehicle fire


A Juneau man was ordered Friday to do 400 hours of community work service and pay $3,000 in restitution to his soon-to-be ex-wife for setting a fire inside her vehicle.

Douglas Slingluff, 42, was originally indicted on one felony count of arson and one count of felony criminal mischief in connection to the Sept. 27 fire, which was confined to the vehicle parked outside the Riverbend Apartments on Postal Way. No injuries were reported.

He pleaded guilty to two reduced misdemeanor charges of criminal negligent burning and fourth-degree criminal mischief. For those two counts, he received a composite jail sentence of 24 months with 22 months suspended. He received credit for time already served, and the parties agreed the rest of the time can be satisfied through community work service, Pallenberg said.

The fire was a result of a domestic spat, and the attorneys reached this resolution with the agreement that the act was out of Slingluff’s character, Pallenberg said.

Juneau woman sentenced for two drug-related felonies

A Juneau woman was sentenced to serve a total of three years in prison and five years probation for two drug-related felonies.

Amanda D. Currin, 22, was sentenced Thursday before Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez for attempted drug misconduct in the second degree for possessing heroin with intent to deliver and for tampering with evidence.

Prosecutors said Currin and her codefendant, Elliott L. Pillifant, 24, were caught selling heroin to an undercover police informant in July.

Assistant District Attorney Amy Williams said Pillifant had transported 107 grams of heroin, or about 3.7 ounces, from Seattle to Juneau, and Currin had tampered with that evidence. Pillifant was sentenced last month to serve a total of four years in prison, according to Williams.

Man sentenced for transporting heroin to Juneau

A Juneau man was sentenced to seven years in prison with four years suspended for possessing heroin with intent to deliver.

Olin Patrick Gullufsen, 40, was sentenced Wednesday in Juneau Superior Court before Judge Philip Pallenberg.

Gullufsen was stopped at the Juneau International Airport on March 17 with roughly two ounces of heroin. He admitted to bringing about two to eight ounces of heroin per week from Seattle to Juneau for about seven months, prosecutors said.

Gullufsen also received two years in prison with one year suspended for a felony theft case in which he stole a firearm from a boat. The time to serve in the theft case runs concurrently with the drug case, which makes his composite sentence eight years with five years suspended, three years to serve.

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