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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sentencings for March 30 - April 2, 2015

Camala Peterson, 40, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 2, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Peterson was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. She received 41 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Shane Martinez, 34, of Lyons, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 1, 2015, for distribution of heroin resulting in death. Martinez was arrested in Weld County, Colorado. He received 96 months imprisonment, to be followed by 10 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.

Brenda Barnes, 52, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 1, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Barnes was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 41 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Steven Ruth, 39, of Issaquah, Washington, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 1, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Ruth was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 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.

Meredith Fossey, 34, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 31, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine. Fossey was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She received 121 months of 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.

Tyelure Schroeder, 25, of Lyman, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 31, 2015, for possession of child pornography. Schroeder was arrested in Lyman, Wyoming. He received 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Emiliano Martinez, 30, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 31, 2015, for possession of a short-barreled shotgun not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Martinez was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. He received 120 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 was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Robert Lynn Harris, 47, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 30, 2015, for possession of child pornography. Harris was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $900 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. 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