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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2015

LUIS PERCINA SENTENCED TO 120 MONTHS FOR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 50 GRAMS OR MORE OF METHAMPHETAMINE

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Luis Pecina, 34, of Phoenix, AZ, was sentenced today for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Percina was sentenced to 10 years (120 months) imprisonment and 8 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, police stopped Pecina’s vehicle in the 3800 block of 179th Street, Hammond, Indiana on November 14, 2013. Officers searched the vehicle and found more than three hundred grams of methamphetamine.  After waiving his rights, Percina admitted to officers that the methamphetamine was his and that his intent was to sell the methamphetamine to another individual.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 15, 2015