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Casper man sentenced in fentanyl case

Christopher Willmer (via Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Casper resident Christopher Willmer was sentenced on Aug. 21 to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence, which includes three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, on Dec. 29, 2022, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted Wyoming Probation and Parole with a search of a Cheyenne hotel room that was shared by Willmer and a woman on probation. During a pat down, Wilmer dropped multiple suspected fentanyl pills from his hand onto the floor. Deputies also located two bags of suspected fentanyl pills in Wilmer’s right sock. In total, after the search of the hotel room was completed, deputies located approximately 500 fentanyl pills.

Willmer was indicted by the federal grand jury in March and pleaded guilty in April 2023. This crime was investigated by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Forwood prosecuted the case.