SEATTLE, Wash. — Today, October 11th, Canadian citizen, Ted Karl Faupel, age 51, pled guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in US District Court in western Washington. As a result, he was sentenced to 120 months in the custody of the US Bureau of Prisons followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Marine Interdiction agents from US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Bellingham Marine Branch seized nearly 1,500 pounds of methamphetamine found aboard a recreational boat southwest of Stuart Island in San Juan County on Wednesday, May 25th.
Agents arrested Faupel while he was piloting the 18-foot Bayliner boat and seized the methamphetamine, the vessel and a Glock 9mm handgun. He was booked into Whatcom County Jail on May 25th before being transferred into federal custody the next day.
In addition to time in custody, Faupel was also required to forfeit the Bayliner boat, a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, 2 Smith & Wesson magazines and about 66 rounds of 9mm ammunition.