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
May 11, 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 Casey Lloyd, 31, of Laporte, Indiana, tendered his guilty plea guilty to Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. 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. Sentencing has been set for 8/9/12. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney 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 Joshua Scherrbaum, 31, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 1 year of probation after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of marijuana. According to the Plea Agreement filed in this case, Scherrbaum admitted that he sold a green leafy substance to an individual who was working for law enforcement that he believed was marijuana and which was later tested and determined to be marijuana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.
Ø Curtis Franklin Smith, 35, of South Bend, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Carr et al., was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 57 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Smith was convicted in 2004 in St. Joseph County, Indiana of a felony, dealing in cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.