Two people were sentenced for drug crimes and two Mexican nationals were sentenced for illegal immigration crimes recently in federal court, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Kenneth J. Canero, 39, of Buffalo for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Canero was arrested in Gillette.

Skavdahl sentenced him to five years imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised probation, and ordered him to pay a $200 fine and a $100 special assessment.

The judge also sentenced Michael D. Backes, 39, of Gillette for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Backes was arrested in Cheyenne.

Skavdahl sentenced Backes to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised probation, and ordered him to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment.

Both cases resulted from an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces joint investigation conducted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Gabriel Tena-Bencomo, also known as Gabriel Gutierrez, 29, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Tena-Bencomo was arrested in Jackson.

Johnson sentenced him to one year, one month imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised probation, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment. Tena-Bencomo is subject to deportation upon release from custody.

Johnson also sentenced Josue Tzompa-Ramirez, 30, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Tzompa-Ramirez was arrested in Jackson.

Johnson sentenced him to one year, one month imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised probation, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment. Tzompa-Ramirez is subject to deportation upon release from custody.

Both cases were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.