A federal judge recently sentenced five of six defendants in a methamphetamine conspiracy that occurred in Casper, northern Wyoming and Colorado, according to court records.

The defendants, ranging in age from 40 to 53, received sentences of three years to seven years of imprisonment, to be followed by two years to five years of probation.

Skavdahl handed down these sentences:

Glenn William Getter, 40, of Sheridan was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Getter was arrested in Casper.  He received five years of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Matthew Aaron Cook, 52, of Sheridan was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Getter was arrested in Casper.  He received three years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Vincent Lee Greenough, 48, of Buffalo was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Greenough was arrested in Sheridan.  He received three years of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of probation, and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Tony Vincent Apodaca, 53, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.  He received seven years, three months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Ivan Thomas Gorzalka, 44, of Sheridan was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. He received seven years, three months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

The sixth defendant, Kenneth Minow, is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday.

The case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

A criminal complaint filed March 2 say law enforcement agents knew Gorzalka had been distributing of methamphetamine in Sheridan County since 2006. Agents tracked his movements from Sheridan to Casper, and met his supplier in Wheatland. The supplier was from Colorado, according to court documents.

A confidential source also told an agent that Gorzalka made nine trips to Denver to buy five-pound quantities of meth, and at least two trips to buy 10-pound  quantities.

On March 24, the federal grand jury handed up an indictment charging Gorzalka and the five other defendants with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.