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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sentencings for October 21 - October 23, 2014

Felipe Baez-Vasquez, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 23, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Baez-Vasquez was arrested in Jackson, 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. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Martin Fernando Dominguez-Vasquez, 41, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 23, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Dominguez-Vasquez 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. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Amy Rochelle Wendt, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 23, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Wendt was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 84 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Spencer Dale Cottrell, 43, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 22, 2014, for making counterfeit obligations of the United States and for passing counterfeit obligations of the United States. Cottrell was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 15 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $950.00. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Melissa Lynne Goddard, 47, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 21, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Goddard was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Updated July 15, 2015