United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

November 12, 2010                                                                       PHONE: (219) 937-5603                                                                  Fax: (219) 852-2770


Fort Wayne, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that it filed an Information on October 14, 2010, and the defendant entered a plea of guilty on October 26, 2010. Defendant Cooper is scheduled to be sentenced on January 31, 2011.


Kent Cooper, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Information with possession of a controlled substance on or about July 28, 2009. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Squad. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.


The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.