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Deported Felon Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possessing With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

FORT WAYNE – Luis Carrera, age 45, of Hammond, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Carrera was sentenced to 60 months in prison with 4 years of supervised release, however he will be deported upon completion of his federal sentence.

According to documents in this case, Carrera brought a kilogram of cocaine to Fort Wayne from Hammond, Indiana.  During a search of the vehicle driven by Mr. Carrera, officers found the cocaine wrapped and concealed in a plastic oil bottle.  Mr. Carrera was previously removed from the U.S. for attempted illegal entry and was also on probation in Porter County, Indiana for dealing Marijuana.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith. 

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Updated October 16, 2019

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Immigration