For Immediate Release
Mishawaka Indiana Man Sentenced
For Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution and Possessing a Firearm
SOUTH BEND - Jerome Sells, age 40, of Mishawaka, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possession of over 500 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Sells was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, on February 28, 2018, Sells possessed 790 grams of methamphetamine as well as 1.2 kilograms of marijuana, a Taurus handgun and a Jimenez handgun at an auto shop that he operated in Mishawaka, Indiana. He admitted that he intended to distribute the methamphetamine and that he knew it was illegal for him to possess the firearms because he had previously been convicted of a felony. Sells has been convicted of ten misdemeanors and three felonies.
This case is being investigated by ATF with the assistance of the Indiana State Police, Elkhart County Police, St. Joseph County Police, the St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, the South Bend Police, and the Mishawaka Police. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.