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A federal judge on Monday sentenced a 22-year-old Rock Springs man to seven years behind bars for selling methamphetamine and heroin in Wyoming.

Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal also ordered Conor Michael Latta to serve four years of supervised release and pay a $400 fine.

Latta was charged in January as part of a national effort to reduce the flow of illicit drugs and drug proceeds.

According to documents filed in U.S. District Court for Wyoming, Latta conspired with other people to distribute drugs in Wyoming and elsewhere between February 2014 and June 2014.

Latta faced 40 years in prison if convicted at a trial but chose to plead guilty in April as part of a deal with state prosecutors.

The case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

A nationwide network, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force was created to dismantle drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations. Its members also strive to find the people responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

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