By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Three Wyoming residents have been sentenced to multiple years in prison for their part in a scheme to use the U.S. Post Office to mail methamphetamine.
Louiz Serbando Pena-Hermosillo, 35, of Casper, Ashley Nichole Bullock, 35, of Gillette, Sheila Ann Rohovie, 33, of Dubois were all convicted on charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute meth. A fourth individual, Angel de Jesus Duarte-Toledo, 34, of Arizona, was also convcted in the operation.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cheyenne, in April 2020, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation began looking into a drug distribution ring engaged in circulating meth throughout Wyoming. The investigation began when DCI notified the USPIS that its agents believed people in Wyoming were using the postal service to mail meth.
Acting on this information, the USPIS recovered a packaged containing just under a pound of meth. Investigators determined Duarte-Toledo was mailing meth from Arizona to Wyoming for further distribution.
After his co-conspirators in Wyoming received the packages, the drugs were then distributed throughout the Gillette and Glenrock communities.
Duarte-Toledo and Rohovie were each sentenced to 10 years in prison, Pena-Hermosillo received a 12-year sentence and Bullock received a 6.5-year sentence.
“As this case demonstrates, bolden methamphetamine traffickers are using every possible method to sell this poisonous drug to the people of Wyoming. In order to stop this dangerous and illegal trade, we will closely coordinate with all of our law enforcement partners, including the USPIS to identify, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate those responsible,” said acting United States Attorney Bob Murray.