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Federal judge sentences Tok man for cache of firearms linked to drug sales

A four-time felon from Tok was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks on Friday to more than five years in prison for possessing a large cache of firearms tied to drug sales — crimes charged in a separate state case, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska.

Floyd Julius Stuck, 49, had 32 firearms in his Tok home, prosecutors said. Stuck pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in March and agreed to forfeit the seized guns and ammunition.

Alaska State Troopers obtained a search warrant for Stuck's home in February 2016 after reports of drug trafficking, according to a sentencing memorandum. In addition to the firearms, troopers found evidence Stuck was dealing methamphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana, the memorandum says.

Stuck accepted guns as payment for drugs, prosecutors said.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Hattan, the judge noted at sentencing that Stuck came to Tok to avoid the law and "set up (a) criminal lifestyle" in the small Interior Alaska community.

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