Federal Judges Sentence Three Men
Federal judges in Wyoming sentenced three men this past week for 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.
Vincent Maria, 31, was sentenced by U.S. Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Wednesday for conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Maria was arrested in Rawlins. He received eight years, 10 months and 21 days of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Johnson also ordered Maria to pay a $900 fine and a $100 special assessment.
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, composed of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, investigated this case. The task force 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.
Eric Matthew Vasilisin, 31, of Springfield, Mo., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Wednesday for possession of child pornography. Vasilisin was arrested in Cheyenne. He received three years, five months imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Freudenthal also ordered Vasilisin to pay a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Freudenthal also sentenced Oscar Rodriguez-Melchor, 28, of Mexico, on Sept. 4, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Rodriguez-Melchor was arrested in Rock Springs. He received one year imprisonment and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment He is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.