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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sentencings for July 16 - 22, 2016

Scott Michael Lewis, 27, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 22, 2016, for operating an unregistered aircraft. Lewis received 36 months of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $1,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Garrett Ross Castleman, 27, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 20, 2016, for possession of child pornography. Castleman was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received four months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Castleman will be required to wear an electronic home monitoring device for the first four months of supervised release. In addition, Castleman was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Amber Lynn Troudt, 28, was sentenced by Federal District Court Alan B. Johnson on June 17, 2016, on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. Troudt was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. She was sentenced to 75 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 $400.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Karen Michelle Cox, 52, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 16, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute between 1.5 to 3.0 kilograms of methamphetamine. Cox was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received 121 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $900.00. 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated June 23, 2016