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Week in Review—Hammond

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 21, 2012
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

Pleas:

  • Michael King, 35, of Ford Heights, Illinois, pled guilty before Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Sentencing has been set for December 10, 2012. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga
  • Christine Roth, 21, of Chesterton, Indiana, a defendant in the case U.S. v King et al., pled guilty before Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Sentencing has been set for December 10, 2012. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Dispositions:

  • Isaac Facen, 21, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 15 months’ imprisonment and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Facen has a prior felony conviction for burglary. This case was the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the East Chicago Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.
  • Antoine Adams, 36, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 70 months’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine, charges filed in two separate Indictments. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.