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Hammond Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison

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

HAMMOND- Johnny Wilbourn, 42 years old, of Hammond, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Wilbourn was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Wilbourn sold cocaine on three separate occasions throughout August and September 2020.  During a search of Wilbourn’s home, law enforcement found fentanyl, a cutting agent, and a digital scale. Wilbourn’s criminal history included prior felony convictions for murder, manufacturing cocaine, and retail theft.      

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department and the DEA’s North Central Laboratory in Chicago.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Toth.        

Updated September 13, 2023

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