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Sentences for May 24 - May 31, 2012

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May 31, 2012

Eric Behrens, 41, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 31, 2012, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Behrens was arrested in Minnesota. He received 240 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $800.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Richard Wayne Gray, 28, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 31, 2012, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Gray was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 135 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $944.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Joseph A. Iverson, 35, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 29, 2012, for obtaining substances by fraud while employed as a nurse at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. Iverson was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Kristopher Wellborn, 50, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 29, 2012, for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Wellborn was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised probation, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a 250.00. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Eddie Serrato, 50, of West Valley City, Utah, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 24, 2012, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,812 grams of methamphetamine and one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. Serrato was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received 300 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $5000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Sotero Negrete, 32, of Casper, Wyoming was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 24, 2012, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,812 grams of methamphetamine; one count conspiracy to launder money; one count of use or carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; three counts of distribution of methamphetamine; one count of distribution of methamphetamine; one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Negrete was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 360 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $1,100.00 special assessment and a $5000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Sean Bence, 37, formerly of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 24, 2012, for failure to register as a sex offender. Bence was arrested in Nebraska. He received 39 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine.

Adam Jonathan Rhodes, 28, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 24, 2012, for possession of stolen mail. Rhodes was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received eleven months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspector.

 

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