Evanston man sentenced to federal prison in meth case


An Evanston man was sentenced in federal court recently for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced Sergio Gomez-Arteaga, 31, to 57 months in prison on Oct. 31. Gomez-Arteaga was also fined $100 and ordered to pay $400 in restitution.

He was arrested April 23 by the Evanston Police Department for delivery, conspiracy to deliver and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was later booked again by the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office for a federal warrant in this case.

Sergio Gomez-Arteaga was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 24, in United States District Court in Cheyenne. He was facing one count of delivering 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possessing 50 grams or more of meth.

According to court documents, Gomez-Arteaga “did knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully combine, conspire, confederate and agree with other persons” to deliver the drug between December 2018 and April 23 of this year, when he was arrested at Aspen Cinemas. 

Each of the two charges carried the possibility of a hefty sentence — 10 years to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10 million.

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