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Chicago Man Sentenced to 60 Months

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Heroin Distribution

HAMMOND – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Tido Kirby, 37, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen for distribution of heroin. 


Kirby was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.


According to Court filings, on November 29, 2016 Kirby sold 4 bags of heroin for $200 to an undercover police officer.  The defendant fled from police and dropped several more bags of heroin which were recovered.  Kirby admitted, before his arrest he purchased 25 grams of heroin for $75 per gram each day from another individual.  Kirby also admitted he sold heroin to approximately 9-10 ten regular customers.    


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas R. Mahoney.

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Updated November 28, 2017

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