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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Elkhart Man Sentenced to 168 Months Imprisonment

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Aurelio Cervantes, 53, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Cervantes was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment and 3 year supervised release.

According to documents in this case, Cervantes was involved with distribution of cocaine.  Cocaine would be shipped from Texas to Elkhart, Indiana and then distributed to Ohio.  Cervantes acknowledged that he should be held responsible for 50-150 kilograms of cocaine 

This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated December 20, 2016