Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Four For Meth, Illegal Alien Crimes
Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced four defendants for methamphetamine and illegal alien crimes, according to the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Christine Renee Moffat, 39, of Casper for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She received five years 10 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500 in community restitution.
The Casper Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this case.
In March, Moffat was indicted along with four other defendants in a methamphetamine conspiracy case and charged with distributing more than 500 grams -- 18 ounces -- of the drug. Three other defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing, according to federal court records.
Likewise, Moffat was arrested with four other defendants in March. Those co-defendants are different from those in the other indictment.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Yuniel Aguila Darias, 36, of Miami, Fla., for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Daria was arrested in Benton City, Wash. He received three years 10 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $900 in community restitution.
The DCI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.
U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced two Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.
Both defendants were arrested in Casper.
Jose Guadalupe Morales-Simon, 56, of Chilpancingo, Mexico, and Maximilliano Beristain-Galicia, 26 of Calpulalpan, Mexico, were sentenced to time served plus 10 days to allow for deportation proceedings. Freudenthal also ordered them to pay $100 special assessments at the times of deportation.
The U.S. Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated these cases.