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3 drug and gun offenders sentenced in Cheyenne

Chief United States District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl last week sentenced Trot Michael Painter, 26, of Cheyenne, for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Painter was sentenced to 44 months in prison with three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Laramie County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.

United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced Cody James Coker, age 23, of Casper, for unlawful use of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. He will serve 36 months with three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Coker pled guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was arrested for possessing the firearm after three instances of calling 911 while hallucinating due to methamphetamine use. This crime was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Johnson also sentenced Alsiah Spikes, 30, of Peoria, Illinois, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, to 70 months’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

On August 11, 2020, Wyoming Highway Patrol pulled over Spikes on I-80 outside of Cheyenne. During the stop, officers found five handguns purchased by another person but paid for by Spikes. The case was referred to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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