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

Friday, September 6, 2019

Hobart Man Sentenced To 84 Months In Prison

For Possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug crime

HAMMOND- Carlos Rodriguez, 42, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon, on September 5, 2019, following his plea of guilty to possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances within 1000 feet of a school and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Rodriguez received a sentence of 84 months in prison followed by 6 years of supervised release. 

According to documents filed in this case, on December 4, 2018, Law Enforcement executed a search warrant on Rodriguez’s residence in Hobart, Indiana and recovered cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia within the home and vehicles on the property.  The residence was within 1000 feet of a functioning school.  Also on the property were firearms that Rodriguez possessed in furtherance of his drug crime.   

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Hobart Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath. 





Drug Trafficking
Updated September 6, 2019