Indiana Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Drug Trafficking Charge
SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Alfred Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Jason Cochran, 44, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to documents in the case, on Jan. 27, 2021, Cochran possessed over 50 grams of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute and had a large amount of cash. Cochran has three prior felony convictions and eight misdemeanor convictions.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the St. Joseph County Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.