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Two Cheyenne Residents Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

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Two Cheyenne residents were sentenced on federal drug charges this week in U.S. District Court.

Fifty-four year old Philip L. Martin of Cheyenne was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 16, 2014, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute at least 6.58 kilograms of methamphetamine; one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Martin was arrested in Cheyenne.

Martin received 295 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine and a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Forty-eight year old Michelle L. Puente Cheyenne, Wyoming, was also sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 16, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, between 5 and 15 kilograms of methamphetamine.Puente was arrested in Cheyenne.

Puente received 135 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,900.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment.This case was also investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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