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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

South Bend Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

For Possessing A Firearm In Furtherance of A Drug Trafficking Crime

SOUTH BEND – Jesse Houston, 25 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Houston was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release

According to documents in the case, in May of 2018 Houston possessed with intent to distribute 2 pounds of marijuana.  He also possessed a loaded handgun to further his drug trafficking activity.  The marijuana and firearm were found when law enforcement searched his bedroom during the execution of a search warrant. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.



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Updated October 18, 2018