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.