A Denver, Colorado man who supplied thousands of fentanyl pills to drug dealers in the Cheyenne area has been sentenced to federal prison, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on Tuesday, Jan. 30, sentenced 46-year-old Traquevis Dewayne Hardy to 14 years for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Wyoming.

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Hardy was indicted by a federal grand jury and pleaded not guilty to the charge last May.

He was convicted on Oct. 25 following a two-day trial held before Skavdahl in Casper.

According to evidence presented at trial, detectives with the Cheyenne Police Department and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted custodial interviews with several individuals who had recently been arrested and charged with drug crimes.

The interviews, along with corroborating evidence from cellphones and Facebook, demonstrated that these individuals received at least 5,600 fentanyl pills from Hardy between July and December 2022 for distribution in the Cheyenne area.

Hardy was facing a five-to-40-year prison term.

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