Cheyenne man pled guilty to being ‘unlawful user of methamphetamine in possession of a firearm’

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(Cheyenne, WY) – Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Philip Jay Scales, age 44, of Cheyenne, pled guilty to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, during a plea hearing held on October 12th, 2021 in front of Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal.

Scales was arrested on July 29th, 2021 in Cheyenne and indicted by a federal grand jury.

He faces up to 10 years imprisonment, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.

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

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The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.

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