Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced two defendants this past week for felon in possession of a firearm and methamphetamine conspiracy, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

Freudenthal sentenced Jason Roger Moore, 36, of Laramie on Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received three years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $150 fine and a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

She also sentenced Shelly Lynn McElroy, 46, of Salt Lake City on Sept. 14, for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. She received nine years, two months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment.

This case results from an ongoing investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, which includes the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. The OCDETF intends to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.