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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, IN 46320

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

September 16, 2010                                                                            PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND

 

 

 

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

 

Brandon Teddrick Danyell Johnson, 27, of the 1000 block of Morris Street, Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Johnson was previously convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2007. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

Warren L. Mills, Jr., 34, of the 3000 block of Connecticut, Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Mills was previously convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2002. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

Jaime Ramirez-Fuentes, 37, of the 500 block of Huehn Ave., and Juan Ramirez-Fuentes, 31, of the 3600 block of Sheffield Ave., both of Hammond, Indiana, were charged in an indictment with one count of drug trafficking (500 grams or more of methamphetamine), and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. In addition, Jaime Ramirez-Fuentes was charged with one count of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, and one count of eluding inspection by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

Darrell A. Loving, Jr., 21, of the 5000 block of Cypress Avenue, Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with two counts of drug trafficking (cocaine), and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force and the Indiana State Police. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Ratcliffe.

 

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.