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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Chicago Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

For Distribution of Heroin

HAMMOND- Carlos Tate, 45, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen on his plea to distribution of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Tate received a sentence of 46 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents filed in this case, in September of 2016, a confidential informant with the ATF performed two controlled buys of heroin from Tate in Gary, Indiana.  Lab results showed that the heroin purchased during the second controlled buy also contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is considered to be fifty times more potent than heroin.     

This case was investigated by the ATF and was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath. 


Chicago Field Division