CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced sentencing for two cases investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department’s Community Action Team, Cheyenne DEA Task Force and Division of Criminal Investigation.
Damontri McCormick, 31, of Cheyenne was sentenced to 5.8 years in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl. McCormick was a suspected fentanyl distributor operating in southeast Wyoming.
He was charged after the Cheyenne Police/Laramie County Joint SWAT team served a search warrant at his residence in Cheyenne and found approximately 1,600 fentanyl pills weighing 160 grams in his bedroom.
In addition to the prison sentence, McCormick was also ordered to pay $500 community restitution and a $100 special assessment. He will be subject to four years of supervised release following his release from prison. The crime was prosecuted by Timothy J. Forwood.
Brent Michael Bury, 33, of Cheyenne was sentenced to 6.25 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bury lived at a residence that was served a search warrant. During an interview, Bury admitted he was a felon and knew he was not to own or possess a firearm. He told officers that he found a firearm, which he placed in a safe in his bedroom for safekeeping. The pistol was entered in the national crime database, NCIC, as stolen on Aug. 22, 2022, after being taken during a vehicle burglary in Cheyenne. In addition to the prison sentence, Bury was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and undergo three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Coppom prosecuted the case