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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sentencings for March 10 - March 11, 2015

Merlin Maurillo-Ramirez, 46, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on March 11, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Maurillo-Ramirez was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lucio Martinez-Cruz, 29, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 11, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Martinez-Cruz was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Armando Lozano-Garza, 27, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 11, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lozano-Garza was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Willis A. Center, 32, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on March 10, 2015, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Center was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 183 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $900.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Updated July 15, 2015