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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

April 21, 2010                                                                                    PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770

 

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURN INDICTMENTSSouth Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments:

Luis Benitez, 31, of Warsaw, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer, who can be reached at 574-236-8287 for any inquiries.

Daniel Nells, 45, of Rochester, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of manufacturing a controlled substance. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

Heather Marvin, 30, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with failure to surrender for service of sentence. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer, who can be reached at 574-236-8287 for any inquiries.

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.