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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sentencings for October 17 - October 19, 2016

Eddie Ray Rios, 58, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 19, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana and for carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Rios was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $1,000.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Rawlins Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Joseph Dustin Buchanan, 25, of Mills, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 18, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for use of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Buchanan was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 108 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 Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

William Arthur Curran, II, 32, of Lander, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 17, 2016, for kidnap, seize, confine and hold. Curran was arrested in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He received 13 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a

$400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anissa Rene Maldonado, 24, of Porterville, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 17, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Maldonado was arrested in Cheyenne, 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 and $500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.

Brad Calvin Titchener, aka Brad Calvin Titchner, 49, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 17, 2016, for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm and for possession of equipment used to manufacture a controlled substance. Titchener was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received six months of imprisonment, followed by six months of home confinement. He will be placed on two years of supervised release after serving his sentence and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 21, 2016