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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton March 16, 2010                                                                                PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURNS INDICTMENTS

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on March 11, 2010:

Peggy Ann Campbell aka Peggy Ann Garcia, 56, of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged in a three count Indictment with one count possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; one count distribution of marijuana; and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Elkhart Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

Daniel Perez aka Roach, 23, of Goshen, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm; and one count of possession of a firearm with an altered or obliterated serial number. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Elkhart County ICE Unit, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

Peter Perez, 31, of Goshen, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm; and one count of manufacturing marijuana. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Elkhart County ICE Unit, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

Tommie J. Ramey, 23, of Goshen, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Elkhart County ICE Unit, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

Tony Heroy, age 30, of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with one count of Possession of a Firearm While Under Felony Indictment. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

Christopher Potts, age 25, of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged in a two count Indictment with one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and one count of Unlawful User of Controlled Substance in Possession of a Firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer. 

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.