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

Monday, September 21, 2020

South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison

For Possessing A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime

SOUTH BEND –Bradley O’Donnell, 28, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon his plea of guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

O’Donnell was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on the night of March 28 into the morning of March 29, 2020, Mr. O’Donnell was distributing methamphetamine and had a loaded handgun with him while doing so. Police later found Mr. O’Donnell with 120 grams of methamphetamine and the handgun. Mr. O’Donnell has previously been convicted of three felony offenses.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Mishawaka Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.


Firearms Offenses
Updated September 21, 2020