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Elkhart Woman Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – Beatris Loredo, 44 years old, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Loredo was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Loredo conspired to receive through the United States mail two packages containing methamphetamine and heroin for distribution. In October 2022, law enforcement intercepted a package bound for Loredo that contained nearly 2 kilograms of pure methamphetamine. In January 2023, law enforcement intercepted a second package bound for Loredo which contained 77 grams of heroin. Both packages originated from Mexico, and Loredo admitted she intended to deliver the packages, but was unable to do so because they never arrived.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration North Central Laboratory. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerome W. McKeever.

Updated June 25, 2024

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