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South Bend Man Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Drug Offense

SOUTH BEND – Lamonte Powell, 52 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his plea of guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Powell was sentenced to 168 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, law enforcement bought narcotics from Powell on two occasions. Thereafter, in May of 2021, law enforcement  recovered over 50 grams of methamphetamine, along with a firearm, and cash from a search of Powell’s residence.  

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.


Updated June 23, 2022

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