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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sentencings for December 12 - December 18, 2014

Kara Harper, 31, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 18, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin resulting in death. Harper was arrested in Green River, Wyoming. She received 72 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 Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Gregg T. Denny, 43, of Rawlins, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 17, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and for conspiracy to launder money. Denny was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by eight years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Steven D. Webb, 44, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on December 17, 2014, for possession of child pornography. Webb was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 36 months imprisonment, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $1,250.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Ernie Paul Montoya, Sr., 68, of Coalville, Utah, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 16, 2014, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and one count of conspiracy to launder money. Montoya was arrested in Coalville, Utah. He received 87 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $700.00 fine and a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

David Puhl, 21, of Nunn, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on December 16, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Puhl was arrested in Ault, Colorado. He received 60 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.

Christopher Withrow, 44, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 16, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Withrow was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 70 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four 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.

Delza K. McKannan, 49, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 12, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and conspiracy to launder money. McKannan was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. She received 84 months imprisonment, to be followed by six years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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