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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 57 Months

For Possession With Intent To Distribute Heroin

FORT WAYNE – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that, Jermaine Underwood, 42, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Court Judge Robert L. Miller Jr., for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Underwood was sentenced to 57 months and 3 years of supervised release.

According to Court filings, on December 9, 2016, Underwood possessed a package that had been sent through the United States Mail that contained approximately 96 grams of heroin.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Indiana State Police, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.

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