For Immediate Release
Hammond Man Sentenced to 117 Months of Imprisonment
For Gun and Drug Trafficking Offenses
HAMMOND-Salvador Alvin, 26, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon following his guilty plea to possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Alvin was sentenced to 117 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.
According to documents filed in the case, between May and December 2019 in Hammond, Indiana, Alvin sold multiple ounces of cocaine and three firearms to a confidential informant. Law enforcement then executed a search warrant on Alvin’s Hammond residence in December 2019 and recovered approximately five ounces of cocaine which Alvin intended to distribute and a firearm that Alvin possessed in furtherance of his drug trafficking offense. Alvin has a prior felony conviction for criminal recklessness.
This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.