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Mishawaka, Indiana Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin

SOUTH BEND - Kenneth Sanders, age 39, of Mishawaka, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and over 100 grams of a mixture or substance containing heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch

Mr. Sanders was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.  

According to documents in this case, between October and November of 2018, Mr. Sanders along with other individuals conspired to distribute methamphetamine out of a home located in South Bend, Indiana. In November, law enforcement executed a search warrant in South Bend where they found over four pounds of methamphetamine, money which had been used to buy drugs that same day from Mr. Sanders, along with Mr. Sanders and another person.  Mr. Sanders has twice been convicted of felonies, one of which involved violence.  Mr. Sanders admitted to knowing that methamphetamine was an illegal substance as well his role in the distribution of methamphetamine.  

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department, the LaPorte County Drug Task Force, and the Indiana State Police.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.


Updated February 7, 2020

Drug Trafficking