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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 May 4, 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:Christopher Potts, 25, of Elkhart, Indiana, plead guilty on 4/30/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count 1 of an indictment charging him with knowingly and intentionally possessing marijuana with the intent to deliver. Sentencing has been set for July 22, 2010. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

James Pappas, 57, of Westville, Indiana, plead guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count 1 of an information charging him with possession with intent to distribute over 100 marijuana plants. Sentencing has been set for July 20, 2010. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Arthur L. Bailey, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, plead guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count 1 of an indictment charging him with forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with an employee of the United States Postal Service while that employee was engaged in her official duties. Sentencing has been set for July 14, 2010. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

 

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.