Hiland prisoner at center of drug trafficking group once shot kneecaps of Sitka woman over a drug debt


A federal grand jury returned a 16-count indictment charging 10 defendants with running a large-scale drug trafficking ring in Alaska.

Christina Reyna Quintana, 38, Angela Marie Jasper, 39, Amber Young, 28, Rochelle Monique Wood, 37, James Anthony Schwarz, 41, Elroy Daniel Bouchard, 58, Khamthene Thongdy, 45, Colleen McDaniel, 68, Tamberlyn Solomon, 25, and Lois Jean Frank, 63, engaged in a conspiracy to traffic at least 12 kilograms of fentanyl into Alaska.

The indictment also charges Jasper, Wood, Schwarz, Bouchard, Thongdy, McDaniel and Solomon with laundering money to promote drug trafficking and concealing the source of the funds.

Court documents identify 37 separate money laundering transactions, including some made internationally to Mexico, between August 2022 and July 2023.

During the entirety of the conspiracy, Quintana has been an inmate at Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility in Eagle River, Alaska.

She is serving a 22-and-a-half-year prison sentence following a federal conviction for traveling from California to Sitka, Alaska, in 2018 and shooting a woman in both kneecaps over drug debt.

The indictment charges Quintana with engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, which carries a mandatory life sentence, alleging that Quintana was a principal administrator, organizer, supervisor and leader of a criminal enterprise. The other defendants also face a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney S. Lane Tucker for the District of Alaska and Special Agent in Charge David F. Reames of the Drug Enforcement Administration Seattle Division made the announcement.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI Anchorage Field Office, Drug Enforcement Administration Seattle Division, IRS Criminal Investigation Seattle Field Office, U.S Postal Inspection Service Seattle Division, Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Police Department.

This investigation and prosecution were part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”), which identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.


  1. Repugnant! It’s too bad punishment is not what the criminals did to their victim. We would have one less murderer in the system, 2 less knee caps from a despicable person.

  2. Well, I would like to see them get life for attempted murder. We know fentynal is deadly. Why not charge appropriately and sentence appropriately. The kingpins ahouls be executed.

  3. “During the entirety of the conspiracy, Quintana has been an inmate at Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility in Eagle River, Alaska.”

    Thought all communications were monitored..

    • Maybe the officers with detectives were quietly monitoring her so they can round up the gang all together. That’s a good size round up.

    • Can’t help but wonder if any of them may be among our new friends that crossed the border in droves. What was the number… like, 18,000 per day? Yet another opportunity to remind ourselves that F Joe Biden is a an applicable refrain every day.

  4. Drugs, any kind, are bad for you. And this is finishing up Red Ribbon week! Just say No.
    just because one’s life has had some set backs there no reason to go have a pity party wrecking one’s life doing drugs. I think that’s how most Alaskan addicts became an addict, they were insecure cared too much what others thought about them and deep issues they were trying to escape out of. So they went to the bar or the local weed seller for a joint to go feel sorry for themselves. Boo hoo hoo. Puff puff. Boo hoo hoo.

  5. How do you get someone to stand still to shoot BOTH of their kneecaps??? Or are they tied to a chair? Both kneecaps at once with a side shot? Is this lady some kind of Calamity Jane? I have questions.

    • You know being shot in both knee caps is horrible thing to do to the woman. Your comment made me think about how God allows suffering to come into our lives for this woman. I was think if she is left wheelchair crippled, she may no longer be an addict cause she is being cared for by family and or an assisted living care. When we look at the potential growth if it removed her from her own independence not having the freedom where she can go without help. Her abuser and attacker may had stopped the lady’s addiction by eliminating her access. Cause some addicts have people who pray for them too including deceased grandparents or deceased relatives who prayed their whole life for their relatives and children even unborn grandchildren until death parts.

      If you or anyone doesn’t understand why does God allow suffering. You can read “Streams in the Desert, a devotional by JB Cowman.”

    • lol ….. Annie Oakley.
      “Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better then you”
      Showing my age here.

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