Mishawka Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

DOJ - Department of Justice

SOUTH BEND – Anthony Francis, 20 years old, of Mishawka, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Francis was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, on August 30, 2017, Francis along with his co-defendant Brian Cardona distributed 198 grams of methamphetamine to another individual.  During the transaction, the defendants discussed providing much larger quantities of drugs and firearms.  Francis was on community corrections when he and Cardona sold the methamphetamine.  On July 5, 2018, Cardona was sentenced to 78 months incarceration for his criminal conduct. 

This case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the DEA, South Bend Police Department and the Elkhart Police and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.