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

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Sentencings for May 26 - June 2, 2017

Daniel R. Gerken, 35, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 2, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Gerken was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Heather Dayle Gould, 29, of Lander, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 1, 2017, on one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of Food Stamp fraud. Gould was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. She received three years of probation and was ordered to pay $20,807.65 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Fraud and Recovery Unit of the Department of Family Services.

William David Larson, 19, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 1, 2017, for transportation of child pornography. Larson was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 168 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $3,000.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Kennith Joseph Cassady, 41, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 30, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Cassady self-surrendered in Casper, Wyoming. He received 110 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Laramie Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Diego Armando Medrano-Lopez, 23, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Medrano-Lopez was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Rosalio Solis-Solorio, 30, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Solis-Solorio was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Ricardo Vazquez-Martinez, 41, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Vazquez-Martinez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Orin Loos, 69, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Loos received five years of probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $15,080.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

 

Daniel R. Gerken, 35, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 2, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Gerken was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Heather Dayle Gould, 29, of Lander, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 1, 2017, on one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of Food Stamp fraud. Gould was arrested in Lander, Wyoming. She received three years of probation and was ordered to pay $20,807.65 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

William David Larson, 19, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on June 1, 2017, for transportation of child pornography. Larson was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 168 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $3,000.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Kennith Joseph Cassady, 41, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 30, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Cassady self-surrendered in Casper, Wyoming. He received 110 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Laramie Police Department, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Diego Armando Medrano-Lopez, 23, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Medrano-Lopez was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Rosalio Solis-Solorio, 30, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Solis-Solorio was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Ricardo Vazquez-Martinez, 41, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Vazquez-Martinez was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Orin Loos, 69, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 26, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Loos received five years of probation and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $15,080.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated June 2, 2017