For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 9, 2019
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes
Bruce Williams Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison
Chicago Field Division
HAMMOND – Bruce Williams, 48 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Williams was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, on October 24, 2017, law enforcement purchased heroin from Williams in Lake Station, Indiana. Williams was in his vehicle at the time and had a handgun inside the vehicle. When law enforcement stopped Williams’ vehicle, they found the handgun.
This case was investigated by the DEA, in conjunction with the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group and the Indiana State Police with the assistance of ATF. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.