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New Jersey Man Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possession With The Intent to Distribute Cocaine

SOUTH BEND – Stanford Wylie, age 51, of Palisades Park, NJ, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Robert L. Miller upon his plea of guilty to possession with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Wylie was sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, Mr. Wylie was intercepted on Interstate 90 on September 26, 2018 transporting a suitcase containing approximately 11 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of heroin. The suitcase was discovered by a Hobart Police Officer and his K-9 partner, Mojo. As a result of the investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, law enforcement learned that Mr. Wylie made numerous cross-country trips transporting controlled substances and currency between Los Angeles, California and New Jersey.

This case was investigated by DEA with assistance from the Hobart Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Gabrielse and Kimberly Schultz.


Updated May 29, 2019

Drug Trafficking