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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2012

David Capp, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Hatton
(219) 937-5603

South Bend Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Drug Trafficking

South Bend, Indiana — United States Attorney David Capp announced that:

Jason Graham, 35, of South Bend, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Williams et al., was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 168 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and maintaining a place for distributing and using a controlled substance.

According to the sentencing memorandum filed by the government in this case, in March 2011, an ATF documented informant purchased 28.5 grams marijuana for $95 from Jason Graham out of the house in South Bend, Indiana. In April, 2011, ATF and police executed a search warrant at the house. Jason Graham was present in the house on that date. In the house, police found approximately three lbs. of marijuana, two loaded handguns, two surveillance cameras, drug packaging, and miscellaneous assorted ammunition. Graham was found with $1002 in his wallet (with his ID).

This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.