Four people have been sent to Federal Prison for their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking ring operating in Sweetwater County. The sentences are the result of a massive investigation by law enforcement teams in Wyoming and Idaho, that pointed to manufacturers in Idaho bringing their product to Wyoming for distribution. The investigation has been ongoing since 2010. Steven Painovich of Eden was sentenced to 10 years. Christopher Ayers, also of Eden, was sentenced to 12 years 7 months. Sheila Russell of Burley Idaho got 14 years. Felix Maldonado, also of Burley, was given 12 years 7 months. Charges ranged from money laundering, to possession and distribution. Other sentences are pending.