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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

For Distribution of Methamphetamine

SOUTH BEND –Eric Lauderdale, 37, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Jon DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Lauderdale was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, in October 2019, Lauderdale sold approximately ¼ pound of methamphetamine to another person in South Bend, Indiana.  In December 2019, agents executed a search warrant on the house Lauderdale left during the October transaction.  During the warrant, investigators found loaded firearms and other items that were indicative of drug dealing. 

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

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