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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Lansing, Illinois Man Sentenced to 170 Months Imprisonment

For Distribution of Crack and Using A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime

HAMMOND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Bobby Ray Dejohnette, 46, of Lansing, Illinois, was sentenced on July 26, 2017 by District Court Judge James T. Moody for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Dejohnette was sentenced to 170 months imprisonment followed by 4 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, in 2015 an investigation revealed that Dejohnette conspired with others to sell crack cocaine within the Northern District of Indiana.  A search of his then residence in Calumet City, Illinois revealed that he maintained both drugs and firearms within the residence.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Hammond Police Department, Calumet City Police Department and with assistance from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas McGrath and Abizer Zanzi. 
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