News Release
Date: February 22, 2012
Contact: Owen Putman
Number: 312-886-2597

Mandabach Sentenced in Washington, Indiana
Area Methamphetamine Case

February 22 - (Indianapolis, IN) Jack Riley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced today that Jeremy Mandabach, age 32, of Washington, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, to 168 months (14 years) in prison. Mandabach was sentenced following his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Mandabach served as a distributor for a methamphetamine and marijuana trafficking operation led by Jose Vasquez-Silva and Mario Rodas. The organization operated from approximately August 2009 through December 9, 2010 and distributed approximately fifteen pounds of methamphetamine per month in the Washington and Vincennes area.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Evansville office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshal’s Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms, Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Indiana State Police, Vincennes Police Department, Washington Police Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley A. Blackington, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Magnus-Stinson also imposed five years supervised release following Mandabach’s release from prison. During the period of supervised release, Mandabach must undergo drug testing and is subject to the random search of his person, vehicle, and residence.

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