Federal trial for Andrew Straley to continue in March 2020

Jan 28, 2020

Straley was arrested in 2018 at the Anchorage International Airport for attempting to bring $55,000 of methamphetamine to Dillingham.

Dillingham resident Andrew Straley’s trial is scheduled to continue in Anchorage on March 23.  A motion to continue legal proceedings was approved by the federal court in Anchorage earlier this month. Straley’s trial was delayed due to health issues and his location in Dillingham.

A court document shows that Straley tested positive for marijuana last October, violating his conditions of release. He told the courts in November he had a medical marijuana card, but failed to present it to the probation officer.

In an email, Chloe Martin, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Attorney's Office, said Straley admitted to using marijuana while out on bail at a federal review hearing last week. Though no further action was taken, if Straley violates his conditions of release again, the judge could remand him to federal custody.

Straley was arrested in 2018 at the Anchorage International Airport for attempting to bring 115 grams of methamphetamine to Dillingham with a street value of $55,000. He was charged by a grand jury with the federal offense of possession and intent to distribute.

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