Multiple people facing prison time, one sentenced in announcements from U.S. Attorney

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Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 11:57 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - Two Wyoming residents are facing prison time, while a third has been sentenced to prison.

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that ROBERT BUTLER, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced on September 29, 2022, by United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Butler was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $500 in community restitution.

After a traffic stop of Butler in Cheyenne on April 28, 2022, police seized approximately 165 grams of cocaine. A subsequent search of Butler’s home resulted in the seizure of over 600 fentanyl pills, approximately 50 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that LESLIE FRANK NOSEEP, III, age 20, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was charged with assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a person under the age of 16 and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. Noseep appeared for an arraignment hearing on September 30, 2022, before Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee and pleaded not guilty to those charges. A trial has been set for December 5, 2022.

Noseep faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Kerry Jacobson is prosecuting the case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that a grand jury returned an indictment charging GRADY LYNN PEOPLES, 50, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Peoples has been arrested and appeared before United States District Court Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on September 27, 2022, for an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial has been set for November 28, 2022, before Chief United States District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.

Peoples faces no less than five years and up to life imprisonment with five years to life of supervised release, up to $20,250,000 in fines and a $300 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy J. Forwood and Stephanie Sprecher.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.