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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2022

South Bend Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison

For Drug Offense

SOUTH BEND – Kelvin Franklin, 39 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Franklin was sentenced to 108 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, in May of 2019, Franklin agreed with others to obtain methamphetamine from California. Franklin flew out to California with cash and was present when 15 kilograms of methamphetamine were delivered. The methamphetamine was subsequently loaded into a car that was stopped by law enforcement while it was enroute to the Midwest.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Mishawaka Police Department, St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, Indiana State Police, and Missouri State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.

Updated May 26, 2022