Five of six defendants in a methamphetamine conspiracy that operated in southwest Wyoming were sentenced recently for their roles in the crime, according to federal court records.

The indictment handed down in June said the conspiracy operated from Sept 2016 to June.

Two defendants – Sadie McKenna and Darrell Gilson – would travel to Utah from southwest Wyoming to obtain 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine, according to the first count of the indictment.

Gilson would distribute methamphetamine to Zachary Boyce, Darcy Akin and Jonathan Mortimer;  Zachariah Strange would obtain the drug from Mortimer; and they all redistributed it to customers in southwest Wyoming.

The indictment also added another count of Gilson possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

All defendants pleaded guilty earlier this year. McKenna’s sentencing will be scheduled later.

The case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

In the past two weeks, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl handed down these sentences for the five defendants:

  • Gilson, 44, of Green River was sentenced to five years, six months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $500 in restitution.
  • Boyce, 31, of Rock Springs received six years, five months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
  • Akin, 61, of Green River received three years, one month of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of s probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
  • Mortimer, 35, of Green River received three years of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
  • Strange, 44, of Green River received three years, five months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.