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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 April 7, 2011                                                                                      PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770IINDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following indictments were returned on April 7, 2011:

 

Eric DuHack, 24, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was charged in a two count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. DuHack has prior felony convictions for attempted robbery and robbery in 2008, and making false statements in connection with thte acquisition of a firearm in 2006. 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 Dean Lanter.

 

Charles D. Montgomery, 37, of Merrillville, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Edward L. Daniels, 51, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, one count of use of a firearm in relation to a narcotics offense, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Daniels was previously convicted of burglary (2 cases) in 1990, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in 1990 and 1992, sexual battery in 1996, and aggravated unlawful use of a vehicle and armed habitual criminal in 2006. 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 David Nozick.

 

Carlos Martinez, 27, of Hollywood, Florida, Carlos Javier Salas-Delgado, 34, of Hialeah, Florida, and Otiniel Nava Barragan, 45, of Chicago, Illinois, were charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin. Nava-Barragan was also charged with one additional count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration . This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Aaron Montoya-Gonzalez, 29, of Pasadena, Texas, Miguel Vellegas-Marin, 51, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Adminadab Martinez-Saenzpardo, 29, of Canby, Indiana, were charged in an indictment with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and distribution of marijuana. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

David Richardson Beach, 23, of Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kokomo Police Department, and the Indiana State Police. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Trumbull-Harris.

 

Andre Lee McQuay, Jr., 23, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. McQuay has prior convictions for criminal recklessness in 2008, and carrying a handgun without a license. 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.

 

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.

 

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.