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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rochester, Indiana Man Sentenced

For Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver

SOUTH BEND – Stephan Howard, age 55, of Rochester, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Howard was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, on January 17, 2017, Howard possessed over 500 grams of methamphetamine in his home in Rochester which he intended to distribute to others.   He also agreed to forfeit 18 firearms that were taken from his home by law enforcement on that day.    

This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of Indiana State Police, Rochester Police Department, Fulton County Police Department and the Fulton County Prosecuting Attorney.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.


Drug Trafficking
Updated March 7, 2018