The following is the official press releases regarding the sentencing of Damon Hairston on Meth related charges:
SOUTH BEND – Damon Hairston, age 45, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
Mr. Hairston was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, in September of 2018, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Mr. Hairston’s South Bend residence. During the search, officers found approximately two (2) pounds of a substance containing methamphetamine. Mr. Hairston later admitted that he intended to sell that methamphetamine. Mr. Hairston has a long criminal history dating back to 1993 with approximately 11 convictions.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Elkhart County Intelligence & Covert Enforcement Unit. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.