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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Woman Sentenced to 63 Months

For Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

FORT WAYNE – Jermesha Davis, age 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly Brady for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Davis was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on July 28, 2018, Jermesha Davis was followed by Fort Wayne Police Department officers from her apartment to a residence where a search warrant was being executed as part of an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation. Davis arrived driving a vehicle belonging to one of the occupants of the location being searched. Davis was also found to be in possession of a cell phone that the Fort Wayne Police Department had been tracking in connection with the investigation.  It was determined that Davis did not have a valid driver’s license. A subsequent search of Davis’ home produced quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine as well as a cutting agent often used by drug traffickers. Law enforcement also located two firearms in the kitchen.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery. 


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