United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF WYOMING

Christopher A. Crofts
United States Attorney

CONTACT: John R. Powell United States Attorney Spokesman PHONE: 307-772-2124

Tyler Burris, 25, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on September 16, 2011, for unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Burris was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 12 months and one day of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. The defendant was ordered immediately released from custody and is to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Jacinto Guajardo, 22, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 19, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute, at least 1.5 kilograms but less than 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Guajardo was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 97 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Nelson Produit, 20, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 19, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute, at least 1.5 kilograms but less than 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Produit was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 117 months and 11 days of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Todd Summers, 46, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 26, 2011, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, conspiracy to launder money and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity and aiding and abetting. Summers was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 240 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $300.00 special assessment and a $4,700.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

Carlos Herrera-Arzate, 26, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 26, 2011 on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and one count of distribution of at least 150 grams but less than 500 grams of methamphetamine and at least 3,000 kilograms but less than 10,000 kilograms of marijuana when cocaine and methamphetamine are converted to marijuana equivalent. Herrera-Arzate was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 70 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jaime Cabrera-Gonzalez, 29, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 26, 2011, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute cocaine. Cabrera-Gonzalez was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 30 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jacob Lee Feathers, 34, of Kenniwick, Washington, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 26, 2011, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute at least 1.5 kilograms but less than 5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; and one count of unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm. Feathers was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He was sentenced to 160 months on the first two counts and 120 months on the final count, to be served concurrently. In addition, Feathers will serve five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $750.00 fine and a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Steven Stoudt, 32, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 26, 2011, for felon in possession of a firearm. Stoudt was arrested in Green River, Wyoming. He received 48 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Joseph Whitney, 53, of Newcastle, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 26, 2011, for possession of child pornography. Whitney was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 30 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release. In addition, Whitney was ordered to pay a $600.00 fine and $300.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Rigoberto Baraja-Islas, 51, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 26, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Baraja-Islas was arrested in Teton County. He received 41 months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Norberto Martinez-Pacheco, 35, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 28, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Martinez-Pacheco was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Juan Paramo-Arias, 31, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 28, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Paramo-Arias was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Neri Mario Gutierrez-Martinez, 31, of Guatemala, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 29, 2011, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Gutierrez-Martinez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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