HAMMOND- Jared Washington, 33, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge James T. Moody on Washington’s guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. The Court imposed a sentence of 110 months in prison followed by3 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Washington and a co-defendant sold heroin over a prolonged period of time in and around Hammond, Indiana. Investigators, assisted by a confidential informant, conducted a series of controlled purchases of heroin from Washington. During the investigation, large amounts of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and drug proceeds were seized from a hotel room used by Washington. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin.
This case was investigated by the Lake County HIDTA DEA task force with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath.