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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 84 Months

For Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

FORT WAYNE – Brandon J. Britt, age 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Britt was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on the evening of April 3, 2019, Britt was the passenger in a vehicle which was stopped for a traffic violation in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The officer conducting the traffic stop observed a handgun protruding from Britt’s pocket. The gun was loaded with a round in the chamber. Britt had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, including Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon and Robbery.

The case was investigated by the 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 Sarah E. Nokes. 

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