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East Chicago Man Sentenced To 240 Months In Prison

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

HAMMOND- Deandrea “Shorty Black” Davis, 37, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge James T. Moody on his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Davis was sentenced to 240 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. 

According to documents in this case, in the fall of 2016, Davis, along with co-conspirators, distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in East Chicago.  Davis utilized drug addicts as distributors, helped set up drug locations that fronted as legitimate residences and businesses and kept a 24/7 drug operation going in the heart of East Chicago which sent kilograms of cocaine into the neighborhood.  Defendant also utilized a firearm to protect an East Chicago residence where he stored several kilograms of cocaine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Indiana HIDTA Group and the East Chicago Police Department and was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath. 


Updated April 2, 2018

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