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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 March 22, 2010                                                                                PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

Gladys Santiago, 32, of Plymouth, Indiana, was sentenced on 3/15/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr., to 28 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin; and Gladys Garcia, 56, of Plymouth, Indiana, was sentenced on 3/19/10 to 70 month imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin. This case was investigated the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Indiana State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Tarry G. Ray, 52, of Roseland, Indiana, was sentenced on 3/16/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 72 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Jennifer Barker, 30, of South Bend, Indiana, plead guilty on 3/22/10 before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to making false statements during the acquisition of firearms. Barker straw purchased nine firearms for James Taylor, a convicted felon. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

            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.