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ACTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Wyoming
Sentences

United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced JOSHUA MICHAEL ARCHULETA, age 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 11, 2022, for distribution of fentanyl. He received a sentence of 39 months’ imprisonment with five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $500 in community restitution and a $100 special assessment. The crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore.

United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced JARVIS JEFFERSON, age 50, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 11, 2022, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received a sentence of 33 months’ imprisonment with five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Jefferson was arrested during a traffic stop on March 29, 2022, because he had an active arrest warrant out of Laramie County for failing to appear. Two firearms were found in his vehicle during the traffic stop and arrest. This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore.

United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced CHAD ALLEN KEMPER, age 50, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 11, 2022, for failing to register as a sex offender. He received a sentence of 30 months’ imprisonment with five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Kemper was arrested in Cheyenne for failure to register as a sex offender. He has a lifetime registration requirement due to a conviction from December 2003 out of Iowa. This crime was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.

United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced GEORGE MANZANARES, age 35, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 5, 2022, for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. He received two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.

Contact

Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
United States Attorney Spokesman
Office: 307-772-2124
Email: usawy.pio@usdoj.gov
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated October 18, 2022

Topics
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Release Number: 22-092