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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison

For Conspiring to Possess With Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

FORT WAYNE – Dwaine Bartlett, 46 years old, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

 

Bartlett was sentenced to 200 months in prison followed by 5 year of supervised release.

 

According to documents in this case, between November 13, 2013, and February 12, 2014, Bartlett conspired with his named codefendants to conduct an armed robbery of a drug stash house which would have resulted in their possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, namely 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.  Further, on February 12, 2014, Bartlett possessed a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime.      

 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as the Warsaw Police Department, the Fort Wayne Police Department and the IMAGE Drug Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey R. Speith and Anthony W. Geller.

 

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