Illinois Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Role in Drug Trafficking
SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Alfred Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Nothern District of Indiana announced that Andre Neal, 44, of Zion, Illinois, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to interstate travel in aid of racketeering.
According to documents in the case, on July 23, 2020, Neal transported cocaine in interstate commerce in addition to over $100,000 cash from drug distribution activities. Neal has two prior felony convictions.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement Group (DHE) and the Hobart Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.