Sentences for November 12 – 14, 2013
Illiana Theresa Mercado, 40, of Gilbert, Arizona, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 14, 2013, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distributing methamphetamine and for distributing or possessing methamphetamine on a premises where a child is present. Mercado was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. She received 61 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
John L. Atkins, 51, of Alexander, North Dakota, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 12, 2013, for passing counterfeit obligations of the United States. Atkins was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by 32 months of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
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