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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Prison

For Possession with intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Possessing A Firearm In Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

FORT WAYNE – Juan Williams, age 31, 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 fentanyl and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

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

According to documents in this case, in September 2017, Mr. Williams distributed fentanyl to a confidential informant.  In October 2017, officers searched the residence of Mr. Williams and his co-defendant and located more than 40 grams of fentanyl and a .40 caliber handgun, among other evidence. 

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.  


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