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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 240 Months

FORT WAYNE – The Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announces that Christian D. Shelton, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before Chief District Court Judge Theresa Springmann to a total of 240 months imprisonment and a term of supervised release of 2 years. 


On June 4, 2015, at the conclusion of his jury trial, the jury returned verdicts of guilty on all three counts of the Indictment for violations of maintaining a drug involved premises, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 


According to documents in this case, from October 26, 2012, through November 19, 2012, Shelton maintained a premises for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing and using controlled substances.  On November 19, 2012, he knowingly possessed a firearm in furtherance of maintaining a drug involved premises, and on that same date he knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition after previously being convicted of felony offenses on July 21, 2003. 


This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.   This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.



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