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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Thomas L Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Chicago, Illinois, Man Sentenced

For Heroin Conspiracy and Wire Fraud

SOUTH BEND - Gregory Brown, age 37, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy and wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.


Brown was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment followed by 4 years of supervised release. 


According to documents in this case, between January and April 2016, Brown and others distributed heroin in the Michigan City area.  Combined, these conspirators distributed between one and three kilograms of heroin.  Also in April, Brown and others posted bond for a person who was housed at the LaPorte County Jail using a stolen credit card number. Brown has previously been convicted of murder, aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance all in Illinois.    


This case was investigated by ATF with assistance from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly Donnelly and Frank Schaffer. 


Chicago Field Division