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, Indiana  46802

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary Hatton

March 15, 2013                                                                                   PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE

 

 

                Fort Wayne, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

DISPOSITIONS:

 

  Ø   Michael Scott, 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 60 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

 

  Ø   Jeremiah Thompson, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 30 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of maintaining a place for the purpose of distributing heroin and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

  Ø   Charles Martin, 30, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 36 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  According to documents filed by the government in this case, Martin has a prior conviction for carrying a handgun without a license, receiving stolen auto parts and identity deception.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

  Ø   Rachel McMillan, 40, of Hamilton, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Rivera et al., was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 51 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.  According to

documents filed by the government in this case, Rivera was stopped for a traffic violation.  The officer making the stop retrieved his drug dog which alerted to the presence of narcotic odor.  The truck was subsequently impounded.  A state search warrant was obtained to search the truck.  Officers located drugs hidden in the truck’s front axle.  McMillan then contacted law enforcement to retrieve the impounded truck by presenting what appeared to be a fraudulent power of attorney signed by Rivera.  Officers found that McMillan had an expired driver’s license and, after observing her driving the truck, arrested her for the driving offense.  McMillan admitted during an interview after her arrest to involvement with Rivera’s transporting a drug shipment to northern Indiana.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the IMAGE Drug Task Force and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.