Sheridan Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

A sentencing hearing was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court for a Sheridan man charged with distributing methamphetamine in the Sheridan area. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Meth Dealer Sentenced to Prison

A little over a year ago, 51-year-old Emmett Shepherd was arrested and charged with multiple counts of distributing methamphetamine and marijuana in the Sheridan area. The charges were the result of a lengthy investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Northeast Enforcement Team, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheridan Police Department and the Wyoming Highway Patrol, into a group of individuals involved in the alleged distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana in the Sheridan area.

In March, pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, Shepherd pleaded guilty to three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine. In exchange for the guilty pleas, the State dismissed the charges of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Marijuana. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, District Court Judge John Fenn accepted the terms of the plea agreement, and sentenced Shepherd to 3 to 8 years in prison for each of the three charges, however, two of the counts will run concurrent to one another and were suspended in lieu of 5 years of supervised probation, meaning that Shepherd will serve a prison term of 3 to 8 years, and will then be on supervised probation for 5 years following his release. Shepherd was also ordered to pay $850 in restitution and $760 in various court costs.

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  1. Most likely the place where this man was living will be contaminated with meth residue and will have long term health consequences for anyone in the future living in that building for years to come, unless the property is decontaminated. The police and health department should condemn this building until proven safe was is done around the rest of the country. Why should Wyoming turn a blind eye to allowing people unknowingly to move into a building that will make them sick. The half-life of meth contamination is approximately 250 years.

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