March 28, 2018-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch announced that a Chicago man was sentenced to 70 months in prison as a result of a plea agreement. According to the statement, “Daniel Oliva, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.”
According to documents in this case, law enforcement conducted a total of four controlled buys of cocaine with Oliva from September of 2016 to February of 2017. On February 13, 2017, law enforcement arrested Oliva after he attempted to sell four ounces of cocaine from within his vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed he also possessed a semiautomatic pistol during the attempted drug sale.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States. Attorney Thomas McGrath.