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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Christopher A. Crofts
, United States Attorney
Contact: John R. Powell

Activity in the United States Attorney's Office

Sentences

Sonny Ray Taylor, 37, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 20, 2016, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Taylor was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 144 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three 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 Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Marco Antonio Torres-Torres, 44, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 25, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Torres-Torres was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

Leonel Hernandez-Celestino, 23, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 25, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Hernandez-Celestino was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten 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.

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