Sentencings for November 10 - November 12, 2015
Antonio Moncada, Jr., 44, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 12, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Moncada, Jr., was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 240 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine and a $200.00 special assessment. This case results from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by 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.
John Goodman, 21, of Ethete, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on November 10, 2015, for assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily harm. Goodman was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 45 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Restitution in this case will be determined at a later time. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Victor Vidal Rodriguez-Erazo, 38, of Honduras, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on November 10, 2015, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Rodriguez-Erazo was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received 57 months’ 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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.