Man sentenced to 28 years for dealing methamphetamine and fentanyl

Last Updated on December 2, 2023 by Cass County Prosecutor's Office

LOGANSPORT – Prosecutor Noah Schafer announced that Jose Miguel Zuniga, 43, of Corpus Christi, TX, was sentenced to twenty eight years in the Indiana Department of Correction. Rose was sentenced in Cass County Superior Court 2 by Judge Lisa Swaim following an October trial in which he was convicted of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

During trial and subsequent sentencing hearing, prosecutors presented evidence that Zuniga had been evading federal authorities by hiding in Logansport, and that he was a known member of a cartel criminal organization. Zuniga was on the run from Federal arrest warrants for probation violations and for new Federal charges of Possession with the Intent to Distribute over 5 kilograms of methamphetamine when a search warrant was served on his home in Logansport, in which multiple controlled substances, dealing paraphernalia and firearms were located.

Prosecutor Noah Schafer had this to say following the sentencing: “Drug dealers and cartel members should be on notice that Cass County is not a safe place to hide or to do their business. Dealers will get consequences.”

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Prosecutor’s Office