Nine Sentenced to Prison for Drug Crimes in the State

The United States Department of Justice has recently sentenced eight people for possession and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine in Wyoming and one for conspiracy to deliver heroin.

The criminals were from different areas of Wyoming and based on the amount of drugs in their possession, they were ordered to prison time followed by a sentence of probation.

The nine individuals included:
• Zachary Montague Boyce, 31, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
• Darcy Gene Akin, 61, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
• Jonathan Wesley Mortimer, 35, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
• Martina Caspari, 41, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
• Zachariah Newton Strange, 44, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
• Randolfo Librado Chavez, Jr., 25, of Loveland, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for distribution of methamphetamine. Chavez was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
• Darrell Joe Irla, 50, of Salem, Iowa, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 13, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
• Darrell Peter Gilson, 44, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 7, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

32-year-old Christopher Lamar Williams of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 8, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute heroin and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a federal drug trafficking crime.

Williams was arrested in Evanston, Wyoming. He received six and a half years of imprisonment, to be followed by five years probation.

The cases were investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Others who were recently sentenced include:
• Dalton Shae Self, 26, of Douglas, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on December 13, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Self was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. He received 21 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• Mark Edward Collins, 42, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 8, 2017, for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Collins was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 63 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $500.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• Edwin Moses Jacobs, 29, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 8, 2017, for being a felon in possession of firearms. Jacobs was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 43 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

• Evan Aubrey Armstrong, 36, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on December 8, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Armstrong was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.