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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison

For Drug and Weapon Offenses

FORT WAYNE – Adrian L Johnson, 50 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after his guilty plea to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Johnson was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 8 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Johnson was stopped for having an expired registration. During the stop, a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics. In the car, police recovered a smoking device, a stolen firearm with an obliterated serial number, a second firearm, a digital scale, 42 grams of methamphetamine, and 10 grams of a substance that contained a mixture of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Johnson also had $1,678 in cash.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brent Ecenbarger.


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