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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sentencings for September 5 - 7, 2017

Jose Melendez-Tarin, 31, formerly of Greeley, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on September 7, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Melendez-Tarin was arrested in Mexico City, Mexico and extradited to the United States. He received 85 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, 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. Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Marshals Service.

Gerardo Reyes-Salinas, 21, of Tepic, Nayarit, Republic of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on September 5, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Reyes-Salinas was arrested in Sweetwater 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
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Updated September 8, 2017