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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sentencings for June 30 - July 6, 2016

Aurelia Quezada-Moreno, 47, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 6, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute 1.5 to 5 kilograms of a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Quezada-Moreno was arrested in Del Rio, Texas. She received 120 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 $300.00. In addition, Quezada-Moreno will be subject to deportation upon release from custody. 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.

Kerry John Garnica, 53, of, Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 6, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garnica was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Robert Vance Poutre, 51, of Evansville, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on July 6, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Poutre was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 240 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $500.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Marcos Correa, 31, of Riverside, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 5, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Correa was arrested in New Mexico. He received 151 months and 24 days of imprisonment to run concurrent to his undischarged sentence in New Mexico. In addition, Correa will be placed on supervised release for five years upon release from custody and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $5,000.00. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.

Bryan Kip Noyes, 55, of Price, Utah, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on July 5, 2016, for distribution of 200 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Noyes was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received 18 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Joel Scott Elliott, 38, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 30, 2016, for attempted escape from custody. Elliott received 24 months and one day with 12 months to be served concurrently and 12 months and one day to be served consecutively to his undischarged sentence in a previous criminal matter. In addition, Elliott was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $720.20. This case was investigated by the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 12, 2016