Two Cheyenne residents, charged in separate drug cases, have been sentenced to federal prison, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

The first, 44-year-old Cristina Hermosillo, was sentenced to six years for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to the evidence, Hermosillo was arrested on May 31, 2022, after she was found nonresponsive in her vehicle surrounded by drug paraphernalia and in possession of approximately 32.5 grams of fentanyl.

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The second, 50-year-old Dillard Laquin Whithead, was sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

According to court documents, in September and October 2020, law enforcement learned that Whithead was distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl in the Cheyenne area.

Using this information, law enforcement executed a search warrant on October 20, 2022, for Whithead’s residence in Cheyenne, where they recovered approximately 268 grams of methamphetamine and 51 grams of fentanyl.

Both Hermosillo and Whithead will be subject to three years of supervised release once they are released from prison.


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