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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
Monday, February 27, 2023

South Bend Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND – Mustafaa Slim, 29 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Slim was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, on two occasions in May 2022, Slim sold a heroin/fentanyl substance to an individual. A search warrant executed at Slim’s residence resulted in the recovery of 3 firearm, fentanyl/methamphetamine, cocaine, and over $8,000.00 in cash. This is Slim’s third conviction involving guns and his second involving drugs.  Slim’s prior felony convictions preclude him from possessing the firearms.   

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerome W. McKeever.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


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