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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 16, 2017
John R. Green
, United States Attorney
Contact: John R. Powell

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Jose Esteban Ramirez-Hernandez, 38, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 15, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Ramirez-Hernandez was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received time served plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 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.
 
Rene Mendez-Mendez, 37, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 15, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Mendez-Mendez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 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.
 
Chad Cullen Porter, a/k/a Nick Stevens, 46, of Anderson, North Carolina, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 14, 2017, for wire fraud. Porter was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received six months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $32,000.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.
 
Robert Martin Butler, 43, of Bath, Illinois, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 10, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute less than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Butler received 63 months and 19 days of imprisonment, to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department.
 
Hector Reza-Colmenero, 22, of Albin, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on March 10, 2017, for unlawful user of a controlled substance and unlawful alien in possession of a firearm. Reza-Colmenero was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 21 months of imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
 
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