Gary Man with Lengthy Criminal History Pleads to Federal Drug Charges

Man was out on bond for a Lake County case alleging dealing cocaine and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon

July 27, 2018-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch announced that a Gary Man was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison after a guilty pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine base. Vincent Wilson, age 48, of Gary was sentenced by Judge James Moody pursuant to an agreement that dismissed three additional counts of dealing in cocaine. According to documents in the case, between March 16, 2017 and April 11, 2017, law enforcement officers conducted four controlled purchases of cocaine base, otherwise known as “crack cocaine,” from Vincent Wilson. Federal law enforcement authorities, assisted by the Gary Police Department, executed a search warrant on Wilson’s residence in the 400 block of W. 23rd Avenue on March 20, 2018.

According to the statement, Wilson was previously convicted of possession of cocaine, two counts of attempted murder, and felony battery. Court records show that Wilson was charged with dealing in cocaine and being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm in Lake Superior Court on February 14, 2017. Wilson was arrested on that charge on February 15 and posted bond on February 17, 2017 according to court records. Wilson remained out on bond at the time of these offenses and the arrest for these offenses. That case was continued generally when Wilson was arrested on these federal charges and no further action has taken place.

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