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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Thomas L. Kirsch, III
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Warsaw Man Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Prison

For Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

SOUTH BEND - Darin Devon Hurd, age 26, of Warsaw, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.   

 

Darin Devon Hurd was sentenced to 248 months in prison followed by 6 years of supervised release. 

 

U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “Heroin overdoses are an epidemic in our country, and the Northern District of Indiana is not immune.  Mr. Hurd’s conduct contributed to a premature death that left a small child without a mother.  Consequences like these are too often present in cases involving heroin distribution and use.  The sentence today reflects the seriousness of the charges against Mr. Hurd and the permanent damage that his conduct has inflicted on the lives of others.”

 

According to documents in this case, Hurd began dealing heroin in January of 2017.  He distributed approximately 50 grams of heroin every two weeks for the next eight months.  In September of 2017, Hurd used heroin with the mother of his child and then left the home that he shared with her, leaving behind approximately 7 grams of heroin. That day, the mother of Hurd’s child passed away from a heroin overdose while home with their toddler son, who subsequently   tested positive for heroin metabolite.  A firearm was then found while investigators were recovering items from Hurd’s home. 

 

This case was investigated by ATF with the assistance of Winona Lake Police Department, Warsaw Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly E. Donnelly.

 

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