Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that RICHARD CALVERT BROWN, age 37, of Casper, Wyoming, and JONATHAN FRANK KRANTZ, age 51, of Orland, California, were sentenced for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine before Chief United States District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.
Brown was sentenced on February 18, 2022, to 75 months’ imprisonment with four years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1600 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. Kranz was sentenced on July 18, 2022, to 75 months’ imprisonment with four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation into a methamphetamine distribution organization operating out of Casper, Wyoming in early 2021. Agents identified Brown as an individual in the organization that transported multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine and pounds of marijuana into Casper on a weekly basis for redistribution. The source of the drugs was identified as Krantz, who lived in California. Searches conducted in California and Wyoming yielded a seizure of methamphetamine and several firearms.
This crime was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Glenn County Sheriff’s office in Glenn County, California. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie I. Sprecher prosecuted the case.