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Pine man gets life in federal prison for heroin conspiracy

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A Pine Township man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess a kilogram or more of heroin with the intent to distribute, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Ronald Zitt, 34, was sentenced to life last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. He was also sentenced to three years on each of two additional counts, one charging him with distributing heroin on or about March 12, 2008, the other with distributing heroin on or about March 14, 2008.

The life term and two three-year terms are to be served concurrently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“Upon release from imprisonment, Zitt will be placed on supervised release for a period of 10 years,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office added.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Porter County Drug Task Force, the Michigan City Police Department, the Indiana State Police, the LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the LaPorte Metro Operations Drug Task Force.


Posted 2/14/2012