Indiana Man Sentenced to 151 Months for Cocaine Trafficking
HAMMOND, Indiana - 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 Johnny Wilbourn, 42, of Hammond, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine.
Wilbourn was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, Wilbourn sold cocaine on three separate occasions throughout August and September 2020. During a search of Wilbourn’s home, law enforcement found fentanyl, a cutting agent and a digital scale. Wilbourn’s criminal history included prior felony convictions for murder, manufacturing cocaine, and retail theft.
This case was investigated by the DEA, with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department and the DEA’s North Central Laboratory in Chicago. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Toth.