Cheyenne Man Sentenced on Drug & Firearm Charges

A Cheyenne man has been sentenced to 140 months in prison on drug and firearm offenses.  According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 50-year-old Grady Lynn Peoples was sentenced last week for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. The sentence also includes four years of supervised release in addition to community restitution and a special assessment.

According to court records, in July 2022, law enforcement saw Peoples traveling to multiple locations where drug activity was known, and saw individuals known to be involved in drug activity coming and going from Peoples’ residence.

The Cheyenne DEA Task Force and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for Peoples’ residence in Cheyenne. During the search, agents and detectives found and seized approximately 710 grams of methamphetamine, 132.5 grams of fentanyl pills, a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, and $8,000 in cash. When interviewed, Peoples admitted that the drugs, gun, and found in his residence belonged to him.