United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
M01-204 S. Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
July 20, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND
South Bend, Indiana -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that:
Ø Michael Kincses, 54, of Mishawaka, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of manufacture of marijuana. Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana State Police. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Frank Schaffer.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Ø Thurston LQ Jackson, 32, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 124 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of distribution of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, sale of a firearm to a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In his plea agreement Jackson admitted that he sold and distributed 2.6 grams of crack cocaine, as well as a Hi-Point, pistol on January 6, 2012 for approximately $500 to a person that had previously been convicted of a felony crime. He also sold and distributed 2.9 grams of crack cocaine to the same person on February 6, 2012 for approximately $240. Also in February 2012 he possessed an additional firearm. Jackson was previously convicted of a felony crime, specifically, in 2009 possession of controlled substance in Cook County, Illinois. This case was the result of an investigation the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the South Bend Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.