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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 28, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Fort Wayne, Indiana Man Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison

For Drug and Gun offenses

FORT WAYNE – Benjamin Glass, 41 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Glass was sentenced to 106 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on three occasions in 2019, law enforcement purchased a total of 37 grams of methamphetamine from Glass. Glass also possessed a firearm in order to facilitate his drug trafficking activity during one of the buys. Glass’s possession of the firearm was also prohibited because he had previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, and the Auburn Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Nokes.

This case was being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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