For Immediate Release
South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced
For Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime
SOUTH BEND - Nathan Winfield, age 21, South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. upon his plea of guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Mr. Winfield was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, in January 2019, a search warrant was executed at a South Bend residence where Mr. Winfield and others were located. During the search, crack cocaine, digital scales, and several loaded guns were found. A loaded AK-47 rifle with the stock sawed off was located in Winfield’s bedroom. The rifle was jointly purchased by Winfield and the others in the home. Winfield admitted to selling crack cocaine out of the residence and using the rifle to protect the drugs, proceeds of drug sales, and the people in the home where the drug dealing was occurring.
This case is being investigated by the ATF with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.