South Bend man sentenced to 12 years for conspiracy to distribute

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A South Bend man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Javier Gil, 37, was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

According to case documents, Gil and his co-defendants took multiple trips to California to get drugs to distribute.

During the last trip in December 2017, Gil and two others traveled to California and got 11 kilograms of methamphetamine and cocaine to be driven back to the Midwest, reports said.

The drugs were found when the vehicle was stopped by police.

One of Gil’s co-defendants, Saul Leal, was sentenced to nine years in prison in April.

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