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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

South Bend Man Sentenced To 180 Months For Drug Trafficking

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Roman Olvera, 29, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced before Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for distribution of controlled substances and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Olvera was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, on September 25, 2015, Olvera distributed heroin and marijuana to another person.  Olvera admitted to carrying a firearm to protect himself from being robbed of drugs or proceeds during the transaction.  When arrested on February 14, 2016, Olvera had approximately 114 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.         

This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse M. Barrett.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 14, 2016