Cody Stockton sentenced to 65 years for drug trafficking and robbery

Cody Stockton, the man who described himself as the 'Pablo Escobar of Fairbanks" was sentenced...
Cody Stockton, the man who described himself as the 'Pablo Escobar of Fairbanks" was sentenced to 65 years for drug trafficking and robbery.(KTVF)
Published: Jun. 24, 2023 at 12:58 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - 33-year-old Cody Stockton will serve a total of 65 years in jail for crimes he committed from January 2021 through April 2022.

Superior Court Justice Kirk Schwalm sentenced Stockton to 50 years for misconduct involving a controlled substance in the first degree on June 21, 2023. Stockton was also sentenced to 15 years for robbery in the first degree by Court Judge Paul Lyle on June 22, 2023. The sentences will run consecutively.

The timeline of events which led to Stockton’s arrest are described below. Information was provided from a Department of Law press release.

Stockton’s first offense took place on January 10, 2021 when he attempted to leave Wall-Mart without paying for merchandise he had concealed on him. When he was confronted by store security he pulled out a taser and used it on them and then fled on foot.

Stockton then fled to Seattle where he took on an alias name of “Randell Mailloux” and began running a drug trafficking organization.

A joint taskforce investigation comprised from the Alaska State Troopers, North Pole Police Department, Fairbanks Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration began their investigation.

In February 2021, two packages that contained considerably large amounts of methamphetamine, approximately 15 and 16 ounces, were sent from Seattle to Fairbanks. Both packages were linked to Stockton. Further investigation revealed Stockton supplied drugs to numerous people and used women to carry three to six ounces of heroin in their body cavities on flights from Seattle to Fairbanks two times a week.

Based on the investigation findings, law enforcement believed Stockton was a main supplier of heroin and methamphetamine to the Fairbanks area from February 2021 through April 2022. Stockton was arrested in Washington and extradited back to Alaska for prosecution.

Evidence presented at trial stated that “Stockton had previously described himself as the Pablo Escobar of Fairbanks.” Additional evidence showed “that while incarcerated, Stockton was still trying to direct the sale of drugs by orchestrating and instructing other on how to mail books from a national chain with drugs hidden inside,” according to the press release.

At Stockton’s sentencing, Judge Schwalm “categorized Stockton as a worst offender based on his criminal history” and Judge Lyle “emphasized Stockton has no rehabilitation potential and zero respect for authority.” Judge Lyle stated the “only way to keep the public safe from Mr. Stockton is to keep Mr. Stockton away from the public.”

The drug trafficking case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Katholyn Runnels of the Office of Special Prosecutions. The robbery case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Crail of the Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office.