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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sentencings for June 16 - June 22, 2017

Jose Chavez-Barragan, 29, of Cotija, Michoacan, Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 22, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Chavez-Barragan was arrested in Cheyenne, 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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Leonardo Leon-Jaime, 34, of Cueramero, Guanajuato, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 22, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Leon-Jaime was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received nine months of imprisonment, 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.

Edwin de Jesus Roque-Toledo, 28, of Pijijapan, Chiapas, Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 22, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Roque-Toledo was arrested in Cheyenne, 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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

William Jay Lonebear, 62, of Arapahoe, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 20, 2017, for theft of personal property. Lonebear was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received time served, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $64,879.99 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Martin Patrick Stenger, 62, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 19, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Stenger received 181 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $500.00 in restitution. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Laramie Police Department, 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.

Cynthia Julissa Lemus, 32, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 16, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Lemus was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. She received 46 months of 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 Gillette Police Department, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
17-027
Updated June 22, 2017