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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sentencings for April 17 - April 19, 2018

THOMAS ALLEN MARTINEZ, 56, of Torrington, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 17, 2018 for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug traffic crime. Martinez was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by forty-eight months of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00 and a $200.00 special assessment. The Torrington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

ALEX ADAM WHITEBIRD, 30, of Riverton, Wyoming was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 13, 2018 for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Whitebird was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. He received sixty-two months of imprisonment, to be followed by thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100.00 fine, and restitution in the amount of $38,450.12. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Federal Bureau of Investigations investigated this case.

RICHARD THOMAS SLATE, 33, of Thornton, Colorado was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 19, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Slate was arrested in Colorado. He received one hundred twenty months of imprisonment, to be followed by sixty months of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-021
Updated April 20, 2018