For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 168 Months In Prison
For Maintaining A Drug-Involved Premises and Possessing A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime
FORT WAYNE- Joshua Ferguson, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly Brady after pleading guilty to maintaining a drug-involved premises and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
Ferguson was sentenced to 168 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents filed in this case, in June of 2018, a search warrant was sought and executed for his residence based on an investigation which revealed Ferguson dealing methamphetamine and possessing illegal firearms. Ferguson was not home at the time of the search but his vehicle was later located and stopped by police. During the stop, law enforcement recovered methamphetamine and marijuana as well a digital scale and plastic baggies that are commonly used to package narcotics. A handgun was also found in the vehicle which Ferguson admitted he had for protection during drug dealing.
This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana State Police and Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.