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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Jose C. Pena Sentenced For Distribution Of Cocaine

SOUTH BEND – Jose C. Pena, 38, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for distribution of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Pena was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, in 2011 Pena was involved with a group of people in Indiana, Texas and Ohio in the distribution of cocaine.  Cocaine would be shipped from Texas to Elkhart, Indiana and drivers would then transport the cocaine to the Columbus, Ohio area.  Pena was responsible for making the arrangements for these shipments.    

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.


Drug Trafficking
Updated April 6, 2018