Federal Judges Sentence Five Defendants
Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced five defendants for drug, firearms and fraud crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced John Preston Jackson, Jr., 65, of Casper for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He received 10 years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $400 in restitution.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.
Freudenthal also sentenced Christina O'Dell, 40, of Cheyenne for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She received three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $11.32 in restitution.
The Veterans Administration investigated this case.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Valentin Dominguez Noyola, 42, of Acapulco, Mexico, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Noyola was arrested in Rock Springs. He received three years five months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the DCI investigated this case.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Julio Cesar Quintero, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz., for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Quintero was arrested in Larimer County, Colo. He received five years 10 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $900 in restitution.
Quintero was the fourth of five members sentenced for their roles in a methamphetamine conspiracy that operated from Rock Springs to Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Loveland and Denver. Johnson previously sentenced Anthony Walters of Loveland, Colo., Angela Perez of Greeley, Colo., and Kymber Tiernan of Cheyenne.
U.S. Attorney Office spokesman Mark Trimble said last week the court documents appear to have been sealed in this case.
However, the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force announced in April that a four-month-long investigation resulted in the arrests of Walters, Perez, Tiernan, Quintero and Travis Harre of Denver.
The investigation resulted in the seizures of drugs, weapons, $20,000 in cash, property, three pounds of methamphetamine, small amounts of cocaine, prescription opioids, marijuana, marijuana concentrate, three motor vehicles, and 21 firearms – four of which were used in other crimes, according to the news release from the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force.
Johnson also sentenced Andrew Charles Miller, 28, of Cheyenne for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. He received five years of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.