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Gary Man Sentenced To 74 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Distribution Of Cocaine and Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime

HAMMOND- Francisco Rivera, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea to distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Cruz received a sentence of 74 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents filed in this case, DEA agents used a confidential source to purchase cocaine from Francisco Rivera at his Lake Station residence on April 3, 2017.  A federal search warrant for that residence was executed that same day.  Within a locked room inside the residence law enforcement found over a kilogram of cocaine, 30 kilograms of marijuana, and four firearms including an assault rifle that had previously been reported stolen. 

This case was investigated by the DEA HIDTA Task Force with the assistance of the Hobart Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath. 



Updated February 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses