Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced four defendants for methamphetamine crimes and two defendants for illegal alien crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Michael Eugene Dwinell, 43, of Payson, Ariz., for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He received 10 years of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $500 in restitution.

This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Freudenthal sentenced Ty Zimmerschied, 38, of Buffalo for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Zimmerschied was arrested in Casper. He received 10 years of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.

 

Freudenthal also sentenced Cynthia Rae Pruett, 44, of Billings, Mont., for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pruett was arrested in Casper. She received nine years, two months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $500 in restitution.

The Zimmerschied and Pruett cases were investigated by the Casper Police Department, the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the DCI, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Terry Ray Hoff, 51, of Gillette for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Hoff was arrested in Cheyenne. He received seven years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $400 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Gillette Police Department, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, and the DCI.

Johnson also sentenced two Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.

Jesus Perez-Sanchez, 26, was arrested in Park County.

Jose Luis Villalpondo, 47, was arrested in Campbell County.

Johnson sentenced both defendants to time served, plus 10 days, ordered them to pay $100 special assessments. They are subject to deportation upon release from custody.

Both cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.