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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Federal Grand Jury In Fort Wayne Returns Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

FortWayne,Ind. TheUnitedStatesAttorney'sOfficeannouncedthataGrand JurysittinginFort Wayne,Indiana,returnedthefollowingIndictmentsonJuly24,2013:

Keana M.Davis,33,andAmandaMcBride,30,bothofFortWayne,Indianaarechargedina6 countIndictment(respectively)withconspiringtodistributeanddistributionandpossessionwithintentto distributecocaineandcocainebase,commonlyknownas“crack”fromonoraboutApril15,2013and continuingtoonoraboutJune27,2013,anddistributionofcocainebase,commonlyknownas“crack”or aboutApril15,2013.Davisisalsochargedwithdistributionofcocainebase,commonlyknownas “crack”onoraboutApril24,2013,May3, 2013,andMay28,2013.McBridewasalsochargedwith profitingfrommaintainingadruginvolvedpremisesfromonoraboutApril15,2013,toonoraboutJune 27,2013.Thesechargeswerefiledasaresultofaninvestigationby theFederalBureauofInvestigation SafeStreetsTaskForceandtheFortWaynePoliceDepartment.ThisIndictmentalsoseekstheforfeiture ofanypropertyderivedthecommissionofsuchcharges.Thiscasehasbeenassignedtoandwillbe prosecutedbyAssistantUnitedStatesAttorneyAnthonyW.Geller.

RickeyD.James,Sr.,55,ofFortWayne,Indiana,ischargedinatwocountIndictmentwithbeing afeloninpossessionofafirearmandammunitiononoraboutMay29,2013andpossessinganunregistered firearmonoraboutMay29,2013.ThischargehasbeenfiledasaresultofaninvestigationbytheBureau ofAlcohol,Tobacco,FirearmsandExplosivesandtheFortWaynePoliceDepartmentBombSquad.This casehasbeenassignedtoandwillbeprosecutedby AssistantUnitedStatesAttorneyTinaL.Nommay.

WilliamSallee,20,ofOssian,Indiana,BrandonBetz,21,ofBluffton,Indiana,KameronKutzli, 22,ofDunkirk,IndianaandTysonAllen,26,ofBluffton,Indianaareeachchargedinasinglecount IndictmentwithretaliatingagainstawitnessonoraboutJune5,2013.Thischargewasfiledasaresultof aninvestigationbytheBureauofAlcohol,Tobacco,FirearmsandExplosives,UnitedStatesMarshals Service,andtheWellsCountySheriffsDepartment.Thiscasehasbeenassignedtoandwillbe prosecutedbyAssistantUnitedStatesAttorneyAnthonyW.Geller.

TheUnitedStatesAttorney'sOfficeemphasizedthatanIndictmentismerelyanallegationand thatallpersonschargedarepresumedinnocentuntilandunlessprovenguiltyincourt.

Ifconvictedincourt,anyspecific sentencetobeimposedwillbedeterminedbythejudgeaftera considerationoffederalsentencingstatutesandtheFederalSentencingGuidelines.

Updated April 30, 2015