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

    (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.

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


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