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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sentencings for June 29 - June 30, 2015

Ricardo Miranda, aka “Pee-Wee”, 28, of Springhill, Florida, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 30, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Miranda was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 100 months imprisonment, to be followed by four 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 Cheyenne Police Department.

Steven Henry Kichelmann, 41, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 30, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute at least 200 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Kichelmann was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received 130 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 results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Casey Piburn, 29, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 30, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute no less than 350 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Piburn was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 78 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Fred Thomas Lowery, 62, of Alpine, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 29, 2015, for possession of child pornography. Lowery was arrested in Alpine, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $400.00 fine, and restitution in the amount of $3,500.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Updated July 15, 2015