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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton August 6, 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 July 25, 2012:
Joseph Brewington, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a three count Indictment with maintaining a drug residence, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, all occurring on or about June 6, 2012. This Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of property involved in the alleged criminal offenses. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Allen County Drug Task Force and the Allen County Sheriff=s Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
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.