ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The former owner of a popular Anchorage restaurant was sentenced in court Wednesday for drug and money laundering charges. The U.S. Attorney's office said 42-year-old Daryl Hunter will spend five years in prison for using drug money to buy the Wings ‘n Things restaurant.
Hunter pleaded guilty to 20 counts of money laundering and one count of maintaining a place for the distribution of controlled substances.
The investigation by the Anchorage Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the IRS showed Hunter traveled to Portland, Ore. to purchase heroin and sell it in Anchorage.
Hunter was sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release. He will also have to forfeit $1 million in proceeds, including a 1947 Stinson aircraft, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, two Rolex watches and five golf simulators.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this report incorrectly described Daryl Hunter as the owner of Wings 'n Things. He is the former owner of the restaurant. We apologize for the error.