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Sentencing for June 16 - 18, 2014

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June 19, 2014

Stephen Engelhart, 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 18, 2014, for receipt of obscene material. Engelhart was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 60 months of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $3,000.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Philip L. Martin, 54, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 16, 2014, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute at least 6.58 kilograms of methamphetamine; one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Martin was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 295 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine and a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Michelle L. Puente, 48, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 16, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, between 5 and 15 kilograms of methamphetamine. Puente was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 135 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 U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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