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Federal judges in Wyoming sentenced several people for crimes involving drugs, child pornography and illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced three Mexican nationals for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States.

The three defendants were sentenced to time served plus 10 days in jail and were ordered to pay $100 in special assessments. They are subject to deportation after release from custody.

The defendants are Juan Manuel Araujo-Gutierrez, 30, who was arrested in Douglas; Luis Alfredo Ortega-Santiesteban, 28, who was arrested in Rock Springs' and Hector Flores-Garcia, 41, who was arrested in Edgerton.

The cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In unrelated cases, Freudenthal sentenced defendants for child pornography and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

She sentenced Stephen Paul Nelson, 58, of Sheridan for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Nelson was arrested in Casper. He received one-and-a-half years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation. Freudenthal also ordered Nelson to pay a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Freudenthal sentenced Albert Jobey Vigil, 52, of Gillette for viewing child pornography on the Internet. He received 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by seven years of probation. Freudenthal also ordered him to pay a $400 fine, $150 in  restitution, and a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Finally, there were sentences for a couple of drug cases.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Amber Ruth Osborne, 25, of Gillette for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Osborne received 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation. Skavdahl also ordered her to pay a $250 fine and a $100 special assessment.
And U.S.District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced Travis Getman, 48, of Colorado Springs, Colo., for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He received eight years and one month imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation. Johnson also ordered Getman to pay a $150 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The latter cases were investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.