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Sentencing for April 17 - 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014

Eugene Velarde, 48, of Denver, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 23, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 687 grams of methamphetamine. Velarde was arrested in Denver, Colorado. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,900.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Joshua Guidry, 35, of Denver, Colorado was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 22, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 134 grams of methamphetamine. Guidry was arrested in Denver, Colorado. He received 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Pablo Vargas-Adame, 33, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 21, 2014, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, between 1.5 and 5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. Vargas-Adame was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $300.00 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.

Tabitha Overgard, 37, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 21, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Overgard was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay
a $300.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Austin D. Anderson, 19, of Wheatland, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 21, 2014, for possession of stolen firearms. Anderson was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. He received 33 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Austin Tuft, 34, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 18, 2014, for production of child pornography. Tuft was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 264 months imprisonment, to be followed by a life-time term of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $2,900.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Donald Shaw, Sr., 57, of Apple Valley, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 17, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Shaw was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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