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Denver man convicted of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

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

Traquevis Dewayne Hardy, age 46, of Denver, Colorado, was convicted on Oct. 25 by a federal jury for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Wyoming. The trial lasted two days and was held before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl in Casper, Wyoming.

Hardy was indicted by a federal grand jury and pleaded not guilty to the charge in May. According to evidence presented at trial, detectives with the Cheyenne Police Department and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted custodial interviews with several individuals who had recently been arrested and charged with drug crimes. The interviews, along with corroborating evidence from cellphones and Facebook, demonstrated that these individuals received at least 5,600 fentanyl pills from Hardy for distribution in Wyoming.

Sentencing has been set for Jan. 16, 2024. Hardy faces 5 to 40 years in prison, up to a $5 million fine, and no less than four years of supervised release. The judge will determine Hardy’s sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy J. Forwood and Paige Hammer.

Case No. 23-CR-00053


Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
Public Information Officer
Office: 307-772-2124 
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated October 26, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 23-052