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Tag: U.S. District Court

June
12th

Gig Harbor man sentenced for sending obscene photos of himself to undercover officer posing as 14-year-old

A Gig Harbor man was sentenced in federal court to 24 months in prison Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to trying to send obscene materials to a minor when the 14-year-old girl he thought he was messaging online turned out to be an undercover officer.

Michael Honan, 59, pleaded not guilty Nov. 27, and was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Richard T. Haik in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Honan will also need to complete three years of supervised release and pay a $4,000 fine.

He unknowingly communicated with the officer from August to September 2011, during

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Feb.
7th

12 accused of conspiring to distribute narcotics

A federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court Thursday accuses 12 people, including at least one Tacoma man, of conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

The Drug Enforcement Agency executed 16 search warrants Wednesday in Western Washington from Tacoma to Stanwood, spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said.

Officials seized 10 kilograms of cocaine, more than four pounds of heroin, more than a pound of meth, about 3.5 ounces of crack cocaine, 10 guns, and more than $400,000, she said.

The complaint is based partly on intercepted calls conducted in Spanish and the Mixteco Bajo language, according to the court document.