Federal judges sentenced five men recently for crimes including methamphetamine conspiracy, illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien, and assault in Indian Country, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl and Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced three men for methamphetamine offenses.

Skavdah sentenced William J. Jeffress, 31, on Thursday for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Jeffress was arrested in Gillette. He received 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment.

Skavdahl also sentenced Travis N. Taylor, 35, of Buffalo on Thursday for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Taylor was arrested in Cheyenne. He received seven years, three months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

Both 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 program 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

In another drug case, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Jeremy Glenn Steeley, 38, of Fort Scott, Kan., on Nov. 13, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Steeley was arrested in Rawlins. He received four years, nine months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Freudenthal also sentenced Juan Pablo Vasquez-Campos, 32, of Mexico, on Nov. 13, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Vasquez-Campos was arrested in Cheyenne. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On Tuesday, Skavdahl sentenced Colin Dean Amos, 26, of Ethete, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Amos was arrested in Riverton. He received three years, nine months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Restitution in this case will be determined at a later time.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.