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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced

For Conspiracy to Distribute More Than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine

SOUTH BEND - Harry Kinds, age 37, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Mr. Kinds was sentenced to  130 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.  

According to documents in this case, Harry Kinds and another person were dealing methamphetamine together. On October 7, 2019, they were dealing at a hotel on the north side of South Bend. A hotel manager noticed their activities and called police. Police eventually arrested Kinds and the other person, and police recovered cash, drug distribution paraphernalia, and about a pound of methamphetamine. Kinds admitted that he had been buying and selling methamphetamine by the pound, and that he had brought approximately one pound of methamphetamine to the hotel for distribution.  Kinds has seven felonies and ten misdemeanors convictions.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the St. Joseph County Police Department and the South Bend Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.



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