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Bar Nunn man gets 5 years’ prison on federal drug charges

Lane Scott Huntington in circuit court 9/15/23; Ewing T Kerr Federal Building (Gregory Hirst, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Bar Nunn resident was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to a release by the U.S. Justice Department

Lane Scott Huntington, 43, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Friday, June 14. 

Last August, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents conducted a controlled buy from a group of suspected drug dealers in Casper, the release said.

“After purchasing drugs from Huntington on Aug. 11, 2023, agents alerted the Wyoming Highway Patrol who conducted a traffic stop. At the same time, they requested a search warrant for his residence. They seized 30 fentanyl pills during the traffic stop and nearly 2,000 fentanyl pills in his residence,” The release said.

Another search of the home on Sept. 13 yielded an additional 680 fentanyl pills, the release said. 

The affidavit filed in district court notes that the boyfriend of a sub-distributor in the conspiracy died last September from a suspected fentanyl overdose.

Assistant Seventh Judicial District Attorney Ava Covert served as special prosecutor on the federal case.