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South Bend Man Sentenced to 198 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – Pablo Pedraza, 30 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Pedraza was sentenced to 198 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in February 2023, Pedraza sold 1 pound of methamphetamine. When law enforcement later executed a search warrant at his residence, they recovered over 2 kilograms of methamphetamine and over $18,000 cash.

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

Updated September 27, 2023

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