A 50-year-old Cheyenne man has been sentenced by a U.S. District Court Judge to 140 months in prison on drug trafficking and other charges.

That's according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, Nicholas Vassallo. According to court records in the case, in July of 2022, law enforcement saw Grady Peoples visiting a number of places where illegal drug activity was known to be taking place and saw people known to be involved in drug activity coming and going from Peoples' house.

The Cheyenne DEA Task Force and the Laramie County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at Peoples' home. According to the release, the search turned up 710 grams of meth, 132.5 grams of fentanyl, a 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun, and about $8,000 in cash.

Peoples admitted to investigators that the drugs, gun,  and cash were his. U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered that Peoples serve the 140-month prison sentence for possession with intent to distribute meth and fentanyl and for being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm.

Peoples was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release and pay a $300 community restitution fee and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Cheyenne DEA Task Force, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney T.J. Forwood prosecuted the case.

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