Federal judges this week sentenced four men to prison for drug and child pornography crimes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

 

 

Ricardo Miranda, aka “Pee-Wee”, 28, of Springhill, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Tuesday for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Miranda was arrested in Cheyenne. He received eight years, four months imprisonment, followed by four years of probation. He also was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.
Fred Thomas Lowery, 62, of Alpine, was sentenced by Johnson on Monday for possession of child pornography. He received 10 years imprisonment, followed by five years of probation. He also was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, a $400.00 fine, and $3,500 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Steven Henry Kichelmann, 41, of Salt Lake City, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on Tuesday for conspiracy to distribute at least 200 grams of methamphetamine. He received 10 years,10 months imprisonment, followed by three years of probation. He also was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is 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.

 

Skavdahl also sentenced Casey Piburn, 29, of Rock Springs on Tuesday for conspiracy to distribute no less than 350 grams of methamphetamine. He received six-and-a half-years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. The OCDETF investigated this case.