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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton August 22, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENT
Fort Wayne, INCThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on August 22, 2012:
Scott A. Shell, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a six count Indictment with distribution of controlled substances on or about June 20, 2012, June 25, 2012, July 12, 2012, and July 17, 2012, possession with intent to distribute on or about July 26, 2012, and being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about July 26, 2012. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.