Indiana Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Meth Trafficking
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Kelvin Franklin, 39, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Franklin was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in May 2019, Franklin agreed with others to obtain methamphetamine from California. Franklin flew out to California with cash and was present when 15 kilograms of methamphetamine were delivered. The methamphetamine was subsequently loaded into a car that was stopped by law enforcement while it was en route to the Midwest.
This case was investigated by the DEA and Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Mishawaka Police Department, St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, Indiana State Police and Missouri State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.