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

July 14, 2010                                                                                       PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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




Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:


Brian Logmann, 35 (12/10/74), of LaPorte County, Indiana, plead guilty without benefit of a plea agreement before Senior Judge James Moody to count three of a superseding indictment charging him with distribution of heroin in the case US v Zitt et al. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Porter County Drug Task Force, the Michigan City Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and the LaPorte Metro Operations Drug Task Force This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.


Raul A. Ramirez, 29 (4/23/81), of the 100 block of James Road, Griffith, Indiana, plead guilty before Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ramirez was previously convicted of possession of cocaine in 2001. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.


James Deandre Smith, 20 (6/1/90), Danteh Dwayne Banks, 26 (8/5/83), Sherita Lenora Goss, 20 (5/14/90), and McDarwin Wise, Jr., 27 (1/17/83), all of Lafayette, Indiana, plead guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to conspiracy to distribute 5 grams of more of cocaine base (crack cocaine) in the case US v Kind et al. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force, the Lafayette Police Department, and the Indiana State Police. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.


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.