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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gary Man Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison

For Intent To Distribute Crack Cocaine

HAMMOND – Freddie Griffin, 33 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Griffin was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by 2 years supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in December 2016, Griffin possessed with intent to distribute an amount of cocaine base, commonly called crack.  In November 2016, law enforcement made three controlled buys from Griffin. Early in December, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Griffin and recovered crack cocaine from the vehicle.  During that time, Griffin told officers about guns, crack and money inside his home in Gary, Indiana.  Law enforcement executed a search warrant and located additional crack along with five firearms and various ammunition.  They also recovered $2,880 and drug paraphernalia from the home.   

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the FBI and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Chang.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 31, 2018