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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Thomas Kirsch
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Chicago Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison


HAMMOND- Daniel Oliva, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.


Oliva was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. 


According to documents in this case, law enforcement conducted a total of four controlled buys of cocaine with Oliva from September of 2016 to February of 2017.  On February 13, 2017, law enforcement arrested Oliva after he attempted to sell four ounces of cocaine from within his vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed he also possessed a semiautomatic pistol during the attempted drug sale.     


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States. Attorney Thomas McGrath. 

Chicago Field Division