South Bend man sentenced to 28 years in prison for drug, weapons crimes

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A South Bend man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bradley Burns, 33, of South Bend was sentenced to 336 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents, between October of 2019 and February of 2020, Burns conspired to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Burns employed another individual to make cross-country drug trafficking trips for him between California and Indiana.

In February of 2020 the other individual was stopped in Oklahoma on a return trip to Indiana with over 100 pounds of methamphetamine and a kilogram of heroin.

Burns was expecting the methamphetamine to be delivered to his house when law enforcement executed a search warrant and found him to be in possession of multiple firearms, fentanyl, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia such as a money counter and a drug ledger.

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