Indiana Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics
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 Javier Gil, 37, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
Gil was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, Gil conspired to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Gil and his co-defendants took several trips to California to obtain drugs for distribution. During the final trip in December 2017, Gil and two other individuals flew to California, where they obtained 11 kilograms of methamphetamine and cocaine that were loaded into a vehicle headed for the Midwest. The drugs were discovered when the vehicle was stopped by police.
Saul Leal, Gil’s co-defendant, was sentenced to 108 months in prison earlier in April.
This case was investigated by the DEA with the assistance of the Oklahoma State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Gabrielse and Kimberly L. Schultz.