For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne Man Convicted of Firearms and Drugs Charges
FORT WAYNE- Timothy Cannon, age 37, of Lima, Ohio, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, transferring a firearm to a felon, and distribution of cocaine following a 3 day jury trial before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Cannon’s sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the District Court Judge after consideration of federal statutes and the United States Sentencing Guidelines.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana State Police, and the Auburn Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.
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.