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Individual from Chicago Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND –Shanell Medina-Hipolite, 24 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Medina-Hipolite was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in October 2019, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Medina-Hipolite’s car on the toll road.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of over a kilogram of fentanyl.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Hobart Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.



Updated December 15, 2022

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