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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Elkhart Man Sentenced To 84 Months In Prison

SOUTH BEND - Thomas Hamet, age 38, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Hamet was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, on February 3, 2017, Mr. Hamet possessed methamphetamine in his car and he intended to sell the methamphetamine.  He also possessed a Beretta handgun to protect and further his drug business.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with the assistance of the St. Joseph County Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.


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