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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 324 Months

For Distribution of Heroin and Possession A Firearm By An Illegal Alien

FORT WAYNE – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch, II, announces that, Eduardo Martinez, age 32 of Fort Wayne, IN was sentenced, before United States District Court Chief Judge Theresa Springmann after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin, distributing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, and possessing a firearm as an illegal alien.

Martinez was sentenced to a total of 324 months of imprisonment and was ordered to serve a total of 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, Martinez distributed methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana from July of 2013 through December of 2014. The investigation utilized wiretaps of Martinez's telephones, and the wiretaps revealed that in November and December of 2014, Martinez coordinated an incoming shipment of multiple kilograms of heroin. The investigation concluded with the seizure of the entire heroin shipment, not all of which was delivered to Martinez, and the arrests of Martinez and six other co-defendants.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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