Federal Judge Sentences Three Men, One Woman
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson recently sentenced three men and one woman for crimes including illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien, drug conspiracy and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
On July 16, Johnson sentenced Mexican nationals Javier Vargas-Romo, 50, and Pedro Gonzalez-Naverrez, 44, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Vargas-Romo was arrested in Worland, and Gonzalez-Naverrez was arrested in Cheyenne. Both defendants were sentenced to time served, plus 10 days in jail, and ordered to pay $100 special assessments. Both are subject to deportation upon release from custody. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated these cases.
On July 15, Johnson sentenced Caitlin Villa, 37, of Loveland, Colo., for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Villa was arrested in Adams County, Colo. She received five years, nine months and six days imprisonment, to be followed by four years probation. Johnson also ordered her to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. The Cheyenne Police Department investigated this case.
On July 10, Johnson sentenced Benjamin Medina, 58, of Sheridan for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Medina received 15 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $400.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.