United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana  46601

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chad Hunter

January 31, 2014

Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn

OFFICE: 219-937-5500

chad.hunter@usdoj.gov

CELL: 219-902-3452

                                                           

           

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

 

            South Bend, Indiana —The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following:

 

PLEA:

 

Ø  Ronald Simmons, 46, of Goshen, Indiana pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds. Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  Sentencing has been set for 4/8/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

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.

 

 

DISPOSITIONS: (before United States District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio)

 

Ø  Javier Montoya, 33, of Howe, Indiana was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  According to documents filed in this case, from the fall of 2012 through spring of 2013, Montoya participated in a multi-person arrangement to distribute cocaine. Montoya both personally delivered the drugs and also had others deliver for him. This case was the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

 

Ø  Tenneil Selner, 34, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment with 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of pseudoephedrine.  According to documents filed in this case, in April 2011, Selner purchased pseudoephedrine four (4) times at drug stores in the Northern District of Indiana. Selner then turned over this pseudoephedrine to individuals with histories of illegal drug manufacturing. This case was the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.