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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Elkhart Man Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND – Kenneth Thomas, 43 years old, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Thomas was sentenced to 140 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in February and March 2023, Thomas sold methamphetamine multiple times in the South Bend area. During the approximate two week period, Thomas distributed a total of two pounds of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration including the North Central Laboratory with assistance from the Elkhart County Interdiction and Covert Enforcement Unit and the South Bend Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katelan McKenzie Doyle.

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