South Bend man sentenced to over nine years for firearm, drug possession

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that 34-year-old James Allen of South Bend was sentenced to 110 months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm, heroin, and methamphetamine.

According to documents in the case, when Allen was arrested on outstanding warrants in January 2023, he had three firearms: a loaded handgun, a loaded revolver and an AR-style pistol with an extended magazine, along with heroin and meth on him.

Authorities say Allen has two prior felony convictions, either one prohibits him from possessing the firearms in this case.

Following his prison sentence, he will have to serve two years of supervised release. 

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