Man sentenced in connection to Wyoming meth bust

2012-11-30T23:45:00Z 2012-12-01T00:15:33Z Man sentenced in connection to Wyoming meth bustBy KELLY BYER Casper Star-Tribune The Billings Gazette
November 30, 2012 11:45 pm  • 

CASPER, Wyo. — A 51-year-old man charged as part of a large-scale methamphetamine bust was sentenced Friday to serve 16 to 18 years in prison.

Norman Paul Frederick was one of the 41 people arrested or charged in a multiagency meth bust conducted over the past year. He was charged with conspiring with one or more people to possess with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, according to court records.

Frederick was said to have traveled to Las Vegas and California to obtain drugs he and a cohort then delivered in Wyoming, according to past reports. A tapped phone call indicated Frederick and Lea Lewis, who may have been in a romantic relationship, traveled to obtain the drugs and discussed payment and delivery options with customers via text and phone conversations.

Assistant District Attorney Randall B. Carnahan recommended Frederick receive credit for the 192 days already served and participate in a substance abuse program while incarcerated.

Without comment from the defendant, Judge Catherine Wilking sentenced Frederick to the agreed upon prison sentence and ordered him to pay court fines.

A half-dozen other people arrested in the drug sweep have pleaded guilty to various charges and received sentences ranging from three years of supervised probation to 14 to 17 years in prison.

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