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South Bend, Indiana Man Entered Plea of Guilty

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine and Being A Felon in Possession Of Firearms

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch, II announced that Christopher Kinds, 34, of South Bend, Indiana pled guilty before United States District Court Judge Damon Leichty, sitting in South Bend.  Kinds admitted to possessing over 500 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and he admitted to possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. 

According to documents filed in this case, on September 5, 2019, investigators searched Mr. Kinds’ home and storage units at a rental facility, all in South Bend.  Investigators arrested Mr. Kinds the same day. Investigators recovered over 2 kilograms of methamphetamine from his home and 37 firearms from him, his home, and his storage units. Mr. Kinds has a 2006 felony conviction in St. Joseph County where he was sentenced to 4 years in prison.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department, St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, and St. Joseph County SWAT Team.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly Donnelly and Kim Schultz.


Updated January 24, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime