Grady Lynn Peoples, age 50, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced on July 6, 2023, to 140 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence, which also includes four years of supervised release, community restitution in the amount of $300, and a $200 special assessment.
According to court records, in July of 2022, law enforcement saw Peoples traveling to multiple locations where drug activity was known, and saw individuals known to be involved in drug activity coming and going from Peoples’ residence. The Cheyenne DEA Task Force and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for Peoples’ residence in Cheyenne. During the search, agents and detectives found and seized approximately 710 grams of methamphetamine, 132.5 grams of fentanyl pills, a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, and $8,000 in cash. When interviewed, Peoples admitted that the drugs, gun, and found in his residence belonged to him.
This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne DEA Task Force, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney T.J. Forwood.
Case No. 22-cr-00107-SWS