HAMMOND — An Indianapolis man caught directing a lethal cargo of illicit medicine to Northwest Indiana goes to jail.

Chief Choose Jon E. DeGuilio imposed a 70-month sentence Wednesday on 44-year-old Erasmo Martinez, who pleaded responsible Could 3 to conspiring to distribute greater than 400 grams of fentanyl.

The U.S. lawyer’s workplace first charged Martinez three years in the past with dealing heroin and the painkiller fentanyl in early 2019.

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Prosecutors mentioned an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Gang Response Investigative Process Power uncovered plans by Martinez and two different males to promote the illicit medicine in Lake County.

Investigators used a confidential informant to solicit the sale of a number of ounces of heroin and almost 9 kilos of fentanyl.

Court docket papers clarify {that a} fraction of an oz. of heroin is potent sufficient to trigger a deadly overdose.

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Fentanyl, which is taken into account 50 occasions stronger than heroin, has triggered greater than 36,000 overdose deaths in 2019, in response to the Nationwide Institute on Drug Abuse.

Prosecutors alleged the federal government informant spoke with and texted Martinez a number of occasions in January 2019 to rearrange the sale of greater than $4,100 in heroin, which was delivered by Martinez’s co-defendants to these within the undercover operation at a reduction retailer’s car parking zone in Hammond.

Martinez and his co-defendants then organized for a big cargo of fentanyl to be delivered March 23, 2019, to a location in north Highland.

Authorities stopped a automobile, through which the drug was being transported, on Indianapolis Boulevard almost a mile south of the Borman Expressway and arrested Martinez’s co-defendants.

Martinez was going through trial final Could on 5 felony drug counts and was in jeopardy of a life sentence if convicted when he signed a plea settlement to surrender his proper to make the federal government show the case in opposition to him in return for leniency.

Martinez’s co-defendants, George A. Arroyo, of Chicago, and Nestor Ochoa, 29, of Berwyn, Illinois, are already serving jail sentences of an identical size.

Gallery: Latest arrests booked into Lake County Jail

Dustin Wells

Age: 28

Residence: DeMotte, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208464

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Tkayline Yester

Tkayline Yester

Age: 42

Residence: Valparaiso, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208449

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: OPERATING A VEHICLE AFTER DRIVING PRIVILEGES ARE SUSPENDED

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Shadell Peyton

Shadell Peyton

Age: 44

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208446

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – POCKET-PICKING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Christopher McCoy

Christopher McCoy

Age: 41

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208468

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: INTIMIDATION

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Londell Marsh

Londell Marsh

Age: 30

Residence: Dolton, IL

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208461

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – POSSESSION – SCHEDULE I

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Edward Richardson

Edward Richardson

Age: 31

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208450

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: POSSESSION – COCAINE OR NARCOTIC DRUG

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Jeffery Murawski

Jeffery Murawski

Age: 28

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208465

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: DOMESTIC BATTERY – SIMPLE – PRESENCE OF CHILD < 16 YEARS OLD

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Joshua Gunty

Joshua Gunty

Age: 35

Residence: South Bend, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208437

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Shamar Malone Lasley

Shamar Malone Lasley

Age: 22

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208454

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT – VEHICLE

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Emanuel Ivy

Emanuel Ivy

Age: 28

Residence: East Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208457

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: BURGLARY

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Carlando Harm

Carlando Hurt

Age: 48

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208440

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: BATTERY – AGGRAVATED – W/DEADLY WEAPON – FELONY

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Ricardo Guajardo

Ricardo Guajardo

Age: 45

Residence: Lansing, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208448

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: RAPE – DEADLY FORCE OR THREAT OF, SERIOUS INJURY, DRUG

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford

Age: 47

Residence: Hobart, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208442

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: BATTERY – AGGRAVATED – W/DEADLY WEAPON

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Angelica Gill

Angelica Gill

Age: 22

Residence: Merrillville, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208435

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Donte Everton Jr.

Donte Everton Jr.

Age: 20

Residence: Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208452

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – FIREARM

Highest Offense Class: Felony

David Clary II

David Clary II

Age: 46

Residence: New Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208471

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: DOMESTIC BATTERY – SIMPLE

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Andre Bass

Andre Bass

Age: 47

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208453

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT – FORCIBLY RESISTING

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Koury Booker

Koury Booker

Age: 23

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208459

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – OFFICAL MISCONDUCT

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Stacie Becke

Stacie Becke

Age: 38

Residence: Merrillville, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208445

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SIMPLE – W/PRIOR CONVICTION; THEFT – PROPERTY – POCKET-PICKING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Charles Seaside

Charles Beach

Age: 51

Residence: Lake Station, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208443

Arrest Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Offense Description: POSSESSION – COCAINE OR NARCOTIC DRUG; COMMON NUISANCE – MAINTAINING – CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Emmanuel Warner

Emmanuel Warner

Age: 28

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208414

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: BURGLARY

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Darvell Robinson

Darvell Robinson

Age: 24

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208432

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SIMPLE – < $750; OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony; Misdemeanor

Marlon Sanders Sr.

Marlon Sanders Sr.

Age: 46

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208428

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SHOPLIFTING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Age: 35

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208426

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SHOPLIFTING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Age: 59

Residence: East Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208412

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: DOMESTIC BATTERY – SIMPLE – PRESENCE OF CHILD < 16 YEARS OLD

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Tamika Roberts

Tamika Roberts

Age: 50

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208425

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING – ESCAPE

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Mark Redmon

Mark Redmon

Age: 47

Residence: Valparaiso, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208421

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SIMPLE – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Denzel Value

Denzel Price

Age: 23

Residence: Kankakee, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208416

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: RAPE – INTERCOURSE

Highest Offense Class: Felony

James McKinnie

James McKinnie

Age: 29

Residence: Highland, IN

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208431

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Benjamen Llamas

Benjamen Llamas

Age: 27

Residence: Valparaiso, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208417

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – POCKET-PICKING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Jamari Kimbrough

Jamari Kimbrough

Age: 19

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208413

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – POCKET-PICKING – $750 TO $50,000; ROBBERY

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Dale Heintz Jr.

Dale Heintz Jr.

Age: 39

Residence: Portage, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208423

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SHOPLIFTING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Devontae Harris

Devontae Harris

Age: 25

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208427

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: DOMESTIC BATTERY – SIMPLE

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Shannon Chandler

Shannon Chandler

Age: 53

Residence: Merrillville, IN

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208419

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: CRIMINAL RECKLESSNESS

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Andri Aguilar-Morales

Andri Aguilar-Morales

Age:31

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208474

Arrest Date: Sept. 23, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Geno Carta

Geno Carta

Age: 29

Residence: Cedar Lake, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208424

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: BURGLARY

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Lenell Bryant

Lenell Bryant

Age: 31

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208410

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: BATTERY – AGGRAVATED – STRANGULATION

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Soneca Alexander

Soneca Alexander

Age: 35

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208429

Arrest Date: Sept. 21, 2022

Offense Description: JUVENILE/FAMILY – FALSE REPORTING OF ABUSE/NEGLECT

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Tyrese Williams

Tyrese Williams

Age: 20

Residence: Park Forest, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208380

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: CONFINEMENT; DOMESTIC BATTERY

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Najar Washington

Najar Washington

Age: 22

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208399

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: DOMESTIC BATTERY; INTIMIDATION

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Joseph Trembinski

Joseph Trembinski

Age: 36

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208388

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING – ESCAPE; POSSESSION – COCAINE OR NARCOTIC DRUG

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Reginald Tracy

Reginald Tracy

Age: 47

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208375

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: OWI

Highest Offense Class: Misdemeanor

Jennifer Sauseda

Jennifer Sauseda

Age: 42

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208384

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: FRAUD – INSTITUTION – BANK/FINANCIAL

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Arnold Sobczak

Arnold Sobczak

Age: 54

Residence: Highland, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208393

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: FAMILY OFFENSE- INVASION OF PRIVACY; INTIMIDATION – STALKING VIOLATIONS

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Julio Salome

Julio Salome

Age: 59

Residence: East Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208396

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: BATTERY – AGGRAVATED – W/MODERATE BODILY INJURY

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Kevin Mezzacapo

Kevin Mezzacapo

Age: 35

Residence: Chesterton, IN

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208386

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: POSSESSION – METHAMPHETAMINE

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Michael Rood

Michael Rood

Age: 31

Residence: Champaign, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208382

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Raymond Lane Jr.

Raymond Lane Jr.

Age: 40

Residence: Gary, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208398

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: OPERATING A VEHICLE AFTER DRIVING PRIVILEGES ARE SUSPENDED; MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Joshua Little

Joshua Little

Age: 38

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208394

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: RAPE – INTERCOURSE

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Ray Hopper Jr.

Ray Hopper Jr.

Age: 40

Residence: Hobart, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208397

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: COMMON NUISANCE – MAINTAINING – CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; POSSESSION – METHAMPHETAMINE

Highest Offense Class: Felonies

Karl Hughes

Karl Hughes

Age: 30

Residence: Richton Park, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208383

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: INTIMIDATION

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Kalin James

Kalin James

Age: 25

Residence: Chicago Heights, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208378

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: DEALING – MARIJUANA

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Darryl Jackson Jr.

Darryl Jackson Jr.

Age: 27

Residence: Chicago, IL

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208381

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Brandt Guzman

Brandt Guzman

Age: 23

Residence: Hammond, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208385

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: CONFINEMENT

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Derrick Daniel

Derrick Daniel

Age: 54

Residence: East Chicago, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208376

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – POCKET-PICKING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Steven Galecki

Steven Galecki

Age: 52

Residence: Lowell, IN

Reserving Quantity(s): 2208374

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: THEFT – PROPERTY – SHOPLIFTING – < $750

Highest Offense Class: Felony

Shawn Conklin

Shawn Conklin

Age: 24

Residence: Lake Station, IN

Reserving Quantity(s):  2208389

Arrest Date: Sept. 20, 2022

Offense Description: RESISTING

Highest Offense Class: Felony