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Cheyenne couple caught in meth and money laundering scheme with Lander woman

Cheyenne couple caught in meth and money laundering scheme with Lander woman

Two Cheyenne residents are looking at decades of prison time now that they've been charged in federal court with meth distribution and money laundering crimes. Alonzo Burkes and Gwennellyn Jackson, both of Cheyenne, face Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Launder Money charges. Burkes has an extra charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine after being caught with a significant amount of controlled substances in Albany County in July. Their co-defendant is Denise Nelson-Marchetti of Lander. She is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Launder Money. In a Grand Jury Indictment, it is alleged that Burkes would drive to California to pick up meth, cocaine, and marijuana for Wyoming distribution. One of the distributors is reportedly Nelson-Marchetti. The trio would use coded conversations on cell phones to arrange sales. Court documents indicate that Burkes would either sell or front the drugs to Nelson-Marchetti. During a front transfer Nelson-Marchetti would use “Walmart2Walmart” money transfers from the store in Riverton and use Jackson’s name, and Jackson would retrieve the money for Burkes. Transactions and drug deals occurring in April, June and July of this year are mentioned in the indictment. #shortgo