Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced five defendants for firearms, child pornography, drugs and other crimes, according to the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Ethan Tsubasa Thao, 39, of Eureka, Calif., for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Thao was arrested in Sweetwater County. Thao received one year nine months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated this case.

U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Francisco Garcia-Reyes, 24, of Mexico for unlawful possession of visas, permits and other documents. Garcia-Reyes was arrested in Casper. He received time served plus 10 days to allow for deportation proceedings and ordered to pay a special assessment at the time of deportation.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated this case.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Jason Arnold Miller, 41, of Cheyenne for possession of child pornography. He received 10 years of imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Johnson also ordered him to pay $5,000 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

The DCI investigated this case.

Johnson sentenced Spencer Rich, 28, of Vernal, Utah, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rich was arrested in Lander. He received eight years four months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $9,645.95 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.

Johnson also sentenced Randy Alan Merrill, 52, of Denver for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Merrill was arrested in Crowley County, Colorado. He received two years six months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.