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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sentencings for October 31 - November 2, 2016

Terry Ray Hoff, 51, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 2, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Hoff was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Gillette Police Department, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Jesus Perez-Sanchez, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 31, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Perez-Sanchez was arrested in Park County, 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.

Jose Luis Villalpondo, 47, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 31, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Villalpondo was arrested in Campbell County, 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.

Michael Eugene Dwinell, 43, of Payson, Arizona, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 31, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Dwinell was arrested in Payson, Arizona. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five 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 Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Ty Zimmerschied, 38, of Buffalo, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 31, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Zimmerschied was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Casper Police Department, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Cynthia Rae Pruett, 44, of Billings, Montana, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 31, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pruett was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. She received 110 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 was investigated by the Casper Police Department, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
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Updated November 3, 2016