U.S. Attorney’s Office announces two separate sentencings involving methamphetamine distribution

(Wyoming) – The Department of Justice announced the below sentencings on November 26th for the following individuals.

United States District Court Chief Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced Travis Bougie, 45, of Gillette for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Bougie was arrested in Cheyenne on February 8th, 2021. He received 36 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the crime, and it was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.

United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced Samuel Rivera, 41, of El Paso, Texas for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

He was arrested on March 26th, 2021 in Casper after being stopped for speeding by Wyoming Highway Trooper Daniel Adame.

Law enforcement searched Rivera’s vehicle, where seventy-eight pounds of methamphetamine was discovered.

He received 97 months of imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release.

Rivera was also ordered to pay $400 community restitution and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Casper Police Department and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Blonigen.

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