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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana 46320



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

January 12, 2010                                                                                 PHONE: (219) 937-5500

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                    Fax: (219) 852-2770 



ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND

 

 

 

Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

 

Jeri L. Wright, 48, of Kouts, Indiana, was sentenced on 1/11/10 by Senior Judge James Moody to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to an information charging her with conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Merrillville office, the Porter County Sheriff’s Office, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Valparaiso Police Department, the Kouts Police Department, and the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Darryl D. Taylor, 56, of Denver, Colorado was sentenced on 1/11/10 by Judge Rudy Lozano to 120 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine in the case US v Kasper et al. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Merrillville office, the Porter County Sheriff’s Office, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Valparaiso Police Department, the Kouts Police Department, and the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

Xa Luu, 47, of Schererville, Indiana, was sentenced on 1/11/10 by Senior Judge James Moody to 24 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to possessing one hundred (100) or more marijuana plants with the intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana. If not subject to deportation after imprisonment, then Luu will be on supervised release for 1 year. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration/HIDTA Task Force, the Indiana State Police and the Schererville Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.