Two men found guilty of distributing heroin in South Bend

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Two men have been found guilty of distributing heroin in South Bend.

Jerry Harris, 38 of South Bend, and David Gibson, 47 of Chicago, Illinois, were found guilty Thursday following a four-day jury trial.

In March of last year, Harris and Gibson were indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin. In an earlier case, several individuals who sold heroin for Harrison and Gibson pleaded guilty; some have been sentenced and others are still awaiting sentencing.

According to evidence presented at trial, both men conspired with at least six other people to sell heroin in and around the Miami Hills area. Undercover law enforcement officers purchased heroin from them on 28 separate occasions between March and October 2017.

Harris and Gibson are scheduled to be sentenced on January 30, 2020. Both face a minimum of ten years to life in prison.

Gibson was recently convicted of carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime in Wyoming and is currently serving a twelve-year sentence.


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