For Immediate Release
Illinois Defendant Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
For Involvement in South Bend Heroin Distribution Conspiracy
SOUTH BEND – Corey Harris, age 26, of Danville, Illinois was sentenced before United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute over one kilogram of heroin, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Harris was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Corey Harris conspired with multiple individuals to sell heroin in the South Bend and Mishawaka area. During the investigation, purchases of heroin were made from members of the conspiracy on numerous occasions. The conspirators used shared cellphones that customers called to arrange to purchase heroin, which involved over 80,000 contacts during the time of the conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana State Police, South Bend Police Department, and Elkhart Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Gabrielse and Molly E. Donnelly.