Activity in the U.S. Attorney's Office
John Darryl Hill, age 36, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Jan. 29. According to court documents, on Jul. 21, 2023, Hill was contacted by a Laramie County Sheriff’s deputy regarding a state warrant for his arrest. During the encounter, Hill handed over a case containing 77 grams of methamphetamine and packaging material. On Nov. 1, 2023, Hill pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine and admitted to selling drugs. The crime as investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.
Joseph Andrew Kane Flores, age 30, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for distribution of fentanyl. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal imposed the sentence on Feb. 1. According to court documents, in early 2023, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation conducted several controlled purchases as part of an investigation into Flores. On Jan. 27, 2023, agents purchased 67 fentanyl pills for $700 and on Feb. 2, 2023, they purchased 100 fentanyl pills for $1,000. Flores pled guilty to the charges on Nov. 13, 2023. This crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.
Donna Singleton, age 59, of Hulett, Wyoming, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for use of a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W, Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Feb. 1. According to court documents, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) was investigating a large drug operation that involved shipping narcotics through the U.S. Postal Service. Agents were alerted to a package, addressed to Singleton, that contained 8,000 fentanyl pills. They conducted a controlled delivery and ultimately arrested the defendant. Singleton pled guilty to using the U.S. Postal Service to receive narcotics. The crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and USPIS. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.
About the United States Attorney’s Office
The United States Attorney’s Office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the District of Wyoming, including all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits brought by or against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Office is involved in several programs designed to make our communities safer. They include:
The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a DOJ initiative that combats the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. The threat of sexual predators soliciting children for sexual contact is well-known and serious.
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reducing gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.
Victim Witness Assistance
The Victim Witness Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming is dedicated to making sure that victims of federal crimes and their family members are treated with compassion, fairness, and respect.
To report a federal crime, go to: https://www.justice.gov/actioncenter/report-crime#trafficking
Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
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