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Lafayette Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possessing With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

HAMMOND- Juan O. Barradas-De La Paz, 26, of Lafayette, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio, after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Barradas-De La Paz was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release

According to documents in the case, in January 2021, law enforcement purchased a pound of methamphetamine from Barradas-De La Paz.  He was stopped in Lafayette on the way to another deal in January when he was arrested and found to be in possession of 3 pounds of methamphetamine and ½ kilogram of cocaine.  A subsequent search warrant at his residence resulted in the recovery of additional controlled substances and firearms, which included 5 kilograms of cocaine and 2 pounds of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tippecanoe County Drug Taskforce, and the Lafayette Police Department.   This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas J. Padilla.    

Updated February 22, 2022

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