Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Heroin Distribution Conspiracy
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alfred A. Cooke III, Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Corey Harris, 26, of Danville, Illinois, was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release upon his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute over one kilogram of heroin.
According to documents in this case, Corey Harris conspired with multiple individuals to sell heroin in the South Bend, Indiana and Mishawaka, Indiana areas. During the investigation, purchases of heroin were made from members of the conspiracy on numerous occasions. The conspirators used shared cellphones that customers called to arrange to purchase heroin, which involved over 80,000 contacts during the time of the conspiracy.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana State Police, South Bend Police Department and Elkhart Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Gabrielse and Molly E. Donnelly.