Guilty pleas for 2 Fairbanks men accused of trafficking meth

Two Fairbanks men pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs today in U.S. District Court.

36-year-old Jason Carl Heim and 51-year-old Andrew Paul Newman stand accused of trafficking a package of methamphetamine worth over 80 thousand dollars.

Prosecutors said the men received a package of 7 ounces of 71 percent pure meth in August from California.

Postal Inspectors suspected the package contained drugs and reported it to the authorities who followed it when it was delivered.

The men were arrested while opening the package in a wooded area in North Pole.

Sentencing in the case is set for April 4th.