For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison
For Possessing Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute and Armed Drug Trafficking
FORT WAYNE – Jeffrey J. Moriarity, 42, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Judge Holly A. Brady, upon his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and armed drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Moriarity was sentenced to 324 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Moriarity sold methamphetamine, heroin, and a sawed-off shotgun in May of 2018 to law enforcement officials. In June of 2018, agents and officers executed a search warrant at Moriarity’s residence in Fort Wayne. During the search of his residence, agents seized methamphetamine and other controlled substances, a loaded pistol and ammunition, and additional evidence of drug trafficking. Moriarity was not home but when located by police, he fled and led officers on a high-speed vehicle pursuit. Officers arrested Moriarity and recovered methamphetamine that had been tossed from the vehicle during the pursuit.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Fort Wayne Police Department; the Indiana State Police; the Allen County Drug Task Force; and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony W. Geller and Brent A. Ecenbarger.
This case was being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.