SOUTH BEND – Newell Cooper, age 34, of LaPorte, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for possessing heroin with the intent to deliver, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Cooper was sentenced to 86 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Cooper possessed a quantity of heroin on his person on February 23, 2017 which he intended to sell. Cooper has five prior felony convictions, five misdemeanor convictions, and 28 other contacts with law enforcement, and has violated probationary sentences twice.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with assistance from the Michigan City Police Department and LaPorte County Drug Task Force. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.