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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 120 Months

For Possession With Intent To Distribute Crack Cocaine and Possessing A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime

FORT WAYNE – William McCloud, age 69, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

 McCloud was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

 According to documents in this case, in October 2017, several controlled buys of crack cocaine were conducted with Mr. McCloud at his residence. A search warrant was subsequently obtained and executed on his residence where law enforcement located crack cocaine, multiple firearms and cash.  McCloud also has prior conviction in August of 1997 for Aiding in Dealing in Cocaine and Narcotic Drugs in Allen County Superior Court, where he was sentenced to 30 years.

 The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of Allen County Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller. 


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