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Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 19, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on December 18, 2013:

Alejandro Murillo, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with distribution of methamphetamine and eluding examination and inspection by immigration officers. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

Keith Cloudy, 37, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with nine counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Dajon Rowlett, 31, and Hudie Scott, 27, both of Gary, Indiana, were charged with distribution of crack cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Luis Pecina, 33, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Mario Stokes, 40, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

As the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service -Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the following nine individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and mail fraud:

  •   Dwayne Ashford, 52, of Michigan City, Indiana
  • Robert Lemon, 48, of Michigan City, Indiana
  • Tomika Yates, 49, of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Roberta Butler, 31, of Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Archie Hamilton, 48, of Calumet City, Illinois
  • Theodus Lanfair, 32, of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Andy Mitchell, 54, of Michigan City, Indiana
  • Toni Alexander, 42, of Calumet City, Illinois
  • Melissa Yates, 37, of Michigan City, Indiana

This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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