DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Hammond Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison

For Firearm Offense

HAMMOND- Travoy Smith, 40 years old, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Smith was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on February 17, 2021, law enforcement searched Smith’s residence pursuant to a search warrant and recovered a firearm with an extended magazine. Smith’s criminal history revealed he has a prior felony conviction in Lake County, Indiana for dealing in cocaine, and as such, is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Hammond Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Chicago Field Division