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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 117 Months in Prison

Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

FORT WAYNE – Brandon Buchanan, age 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly Brady upon his plea of guilty for maintaining a drug-involved premises and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Buchanan was sentenced to 117 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release.  

According to documents in this case, in March 2018 a search warrant was served on Buchanan’s residence in Fort Wayne.  During the search, investigators located a loaded .357 caliber revolver, fentanyl, crack cocaine, marijuana, hypodermic syringes, approximately $1000 in US currency, evidence of narcotics dealing, along with multiple calibers of ammunition and magazine for various firearms.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Indiana State Police.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Stacey R. Speith and Anthony Geller.



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