Illinois Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison

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HAMMOND-Nestor Ochoa, 29, of Berwyn, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson. 

Ochoa was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in the case, between January 11 and 24, 2019, Ochoa conspired with others to distribute ounce quantities of heroin within the Northern District of Indiana.  As part of the conspiracy, Ochoa delivered heroin on three occasions.  Ochoa also admitted that he agreed to assist others in the delivery of fentanyl in March of 2019. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration/Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath.