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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2013


District of Alaska

Contact: Deputy U.S. Marshal Rochelle Liedike

Desk: (907) 271-5170   

USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065

Alaska Law Enforcement Officials Arrest Man Wanted for Drug Conspiracy and Money Laundering


A Fairbanks, Alaska resident wanted on outstanding federal and state warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force along with members of the Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit and Fairbanks Police in the early morning hours of September 27, 2013. Etienne Devoe, 40, was being sought on a federal warrant issued on July 18, 2013, by the U.S. District Court. Devoe has been federally indicted for charges of Drug Conspiracy and Money Laundering. Devoe was also wanted on state felony drug charges. Both charges resulted from lengthy investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Alaska State Troopers led Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit.

On September 27, 2013, the U.S. Marshals Task Force and partner agencies located and apprehended Devoe in a residential community in Fairbanks. Devoe had been eluding law enforcement since the day the federal warrant was issued.

The U.S. Marshals would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance throughout the fugitive investigation of Devoe: Drug Enforcement Administration and the Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit. The Alaska Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Alaska State Troopers. The objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

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