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Case Number: 2:17-cr-00109-ABJ
Judge: Alan B. Johnson
Court: United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (Laramie county)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Cheyenne, Wyoming criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.
Glen Roy Wyat, age 66, of Casper, Wyoming was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and attempted possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams.
During an investigation that took place in March 2017, the Casper Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Casper Office determined Wayt was distributing methamphetamine out of his maintenance shop in Bar Nunn. He was arrested on March 23, 2017.
The investigation revealed that Wayt was obtaining multiple pounds of methamphetamine from two to three different individuals whose sources of supply came from California and Arizona. The amount of methamphetamine obtained and distributed by Wayt totaled more than 20 pounds. Approximately $18,000 in cash was also seized from the truck Wayt was driving when he was arrested.
After his arrest in 2017, Wayt was released from custody pending trial. Wayt absconded from pretrial supervision and fled the state. Wayt had been convicted of nearly identical conduct in the year 2000 and had been sentenced to 121 months in Federal prison at that time.
“Repeat offenders are no contest for strong law enforcement partnerships which led to the dismantlement of this once-thriving methamphetamine ring. This effort underscores the power of combined forces across multiple borders. These partnerships are vital in the war against methamphetamine and other drugs poisoning our citizens,” said Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray. “We are committed to removing such criminals in order to protect Wyoming communities, like Casper.”
This crime was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Casper Office, Casper Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and multiple coordinating partners in California and Arizona. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Blonigen and Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie A. Hambrick.
21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A) and 851 (Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine)
21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) and 846 and 851 (Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine)
Outcome: Wayt was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by 60 months of supervised release on both counts, to run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $400 in restitution and a $200 special assessment fee.