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Wyoming residents sentenced in federal drug trafficking cases

A federal courtroom at the Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and Courthouse in Casper (Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming District of the U.S. Justice Department released information Monday on sentences rendered in three drug trafficking cases.

All of the following information is provided by Lori Hogan, public affairs officer for the district office. 

Donna Singleton, 59, of Hulett, Wyoming, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for use of a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W, Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Feb. 1.

According to court documents, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, or USPIS was investigating a large drug operation that involved shipping narcotics through the U.S. Postal Service. Agents were alerted to a package, addressed to Singleton, that contained 8,000 fentanyl pills. They conducted a controlled delivery and ultimately arrested the defendant. Singleton pled guilty to using the U.S. Postal Service to receive narcotics. The crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and USPIS. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.


Cheyenne resident John Darryl Hill, 36, was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Jan. 29.

According to court documents, on July 21, 2023, Hill was contacted by a Laramie County Sheriff’s deputy regarding a state warrant for his arrest. During the encounter, Hill handed over a case containing 77 grams of methamphetamine and packaging material. On Nov. 1, 2023, Hill pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine and admitted to selling drugs. The crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood.


Joseph Andrew Kane Flores, 30, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for distribution of fentanyl. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal imposed the sentence on Feb. 1.

According to court documents, in early 2023, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation conducted several controlled purchases as part of an investigation into Flores. On Jan. 27, 2023, agents purchased 67 fentanyl pills for $700 and on Feb. 2, 2023, they purchased 100 fentanyl pills for $1,000. Flores pled guilty to the charges on Nov. 13, 2023. This crime was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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