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09/01/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Lowell Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing a Firearm As a Felon

HAMMOND-Roger Casillas, 29, of Lowell, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon to 92 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

According to documents filed in the case, in March and April of 2016, in Hammond, Indiana, Roger Casillas sold three firearms, a laser sight, and multiple firearm magazines including a twenty-round magazine to a confidential informant and undercover law enforcement officer. One of the firearms had an obliterated serial number. At the time of the offense, Casillas had three prior felony convictions for theft, and he was on pretrial release for a felony intimidation charge for which he was subsequently convicted.

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.