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Sentences August 21 - 23, 2012

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August 23, 2012

Alberto Rivera, 34, of La Piedra, Michoacan, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on August 21, 2012, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Rivera was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $700 fine. The case was investigated by the Green River and Rock Springs Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives. Seven of Rivera’s codefendants were sentenced earlier by Judge Johnson, as follows:

On June 12, 2012, Anthony Moncada-Raudales, 22, of Tegusialta, Honduras was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Moncada-Raudales was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 66 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 fine.

On June 28, 2012, Alejandro Guerrero, 32, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Guerro was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 131 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $1000 fine.

On July 2, 2012, Isidro Dominguez, 45, of Chihuaha, Mexico was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Dominquez was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 fine.

On July 19, 2012, Enrique Cazares, 29, of El Dorado, Sinaloa, Mexico was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine. Cazares was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $400 fine.

On July 19, 2012, Gael Humberto Cazares-Tapia, 20, of El Dorado, Sinaloa, Mexico was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine. Cazares-Tapia was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 84 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $400 fine.

On July 23, 2012, Julian Beltran, 36, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Beltran was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

On July 23, 2012, Francisco Rodriguez-Vejar, 41, of Colima, Mexico was sentenced ro conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine. Rodriguez-Vejar was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 104 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Gwendolyn Johnson 25, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 21, 2012, for false statement to acquire a firearm. Johnson was arrested in Cheyenne. She received six months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Gwendolyn Johnson 25, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 21, 2012, for false statement to acquire a firearm. Johnson was arrested in Cheyenne. She received six months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Robert Hooker, 31, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on August 21, 2012, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hooker was arrested in Cheyenne. He received 37 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 fine. This case was investigated by the Gillette Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

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