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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

East Chicago Man Sentenced To 60 Months Imprisonment

HAMMOND- United States Attorney David A. Capp announced that Victor Castro, 37, of East Chicago, Indiana was sentenced before Chief Judge Philip Simon on January 13, 2017 for distribution of over 500 grams of cocaine.


Castro was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release.


According to documents in this case, in December of 2014, an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration revealed that Castro distributed a kilogram of cocaine to a DEA confidential informant at Castro’s place of business, Castro Trucking Service, in Gary, Indiana.


This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath.



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Drug Trafficking
Updated January 17, 2017