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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 15, 2017
John R. Green, Acting
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mark N. Trimble

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Russell Leroy Tanner, 65, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, on June 13, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Tanner was arrested in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. He received 97 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $5,000.00 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Crimes assessment, $15,000.00 in restitution, a $100.00 special assessment and a $400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.

Jonathan Peter Roybal, 36, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, on June 13, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Roybal received 84 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Zachary Richard Fuhrer, 33, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, on June 13, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Fuhrer received 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Kenneth Eugene Spraker, 49, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, on June 13, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Spraker received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $250.00 in restitution. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Laramie Police Department, 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.

Colton Gerald Musgrave, 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on June 8, 2017, for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and for possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of pure methamphetamine. Musgrave was arrested in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $400.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Rock Springs Police Department/Street Crimes Unit, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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