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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sentencings for April 7 - April 12, 2016

Denise Renee Nelson-Marchetti, 46, of Lander, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 12, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Nelson-Marchetti was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. She received two years of probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $400.00. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Jose Mejia-Becerril, aka Jose Mejia, aka Jose Mejia Becerrill, aka Jose Meja, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 12, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States and for being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Mejia-Becerril was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 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.

Mark Edward Aylward, 46, of Littleton, Colorado, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 11, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Aylward was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

Clark Champion Crow, 36, of Lincoln City, Oregon, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on April 11, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or less of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. Crow was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $500.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Jose Sosa-Rodriguez, aka Mauricio Garcia-Ramos, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on April 11, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Sosa-Rodriguez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served, plus 10 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 United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Daniel Nathan Bruce, 33, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 8, 2016, for being a felon and unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Bruce was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

John William Spoonhunter, 32, of Arapahoe, Wyoming, was sentenced by Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on April 7, 2016, for child abuse. Spoonhunter was arrested in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $1,020.00. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
Violent Crimes
Updated April 14, 2016