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Schererville Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Distribution of Cocaine Base

HAMMOND- Odell Lucas, 44, of Schererville, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James Moody after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Lucas was sentenced to 151 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Lucas sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on four separate occasions throughout January and February of 2019.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the, Porter County Drug Taskforce.   This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.    

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated January 12, 2022

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