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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 9, 2017
John R. Green
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mark N. Trimble

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

McKleen Miranda-Bencomo, 28, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 8, 2017, for distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. Miranda-Bencomo was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received eight months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $400.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Carroll Thomas Manning, Jr., 40, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 7, 2017, for being a felon and unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Manning was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 78 months imprisonment, to be served consecutive to his state sentence. Upon release from custody, Manning will be on supervised release for three years, and he was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Casper Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

John Edward Hatch, 24, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 7, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Hatch was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 113 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Glenn William Getter, 40, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 3, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Getter was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal InvestigationMatthew Aaron Cook, 52, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 3, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Getter was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 36 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Vincent Lee Greenough, 48, of Buffalo, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 3, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Greenough was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 36 months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Tony Vincent Apodaca, 53, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 3, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Apodaca was arrested in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He received 87 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Ivan Thomas Gorzalka, 44, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 3, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Gorzalka was arrested in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received 87 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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