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Angola Man Sentenced To 121 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

FORT WAYNE – Andrew L. Fitch, 32 years old, of Angola, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Fitch was sentenced to 121 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on August 20, 2016, Angola Police Department officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a motorcycle Fitch was operating on I-69 that was exceeding the posted speed limit.  Instead of pulling over, Fitch accelerated rapidly away from the officer and a chase ensued with Fitch operating the motorcycle at speeds well over 100 miles per hour.  During flight, Fitch lost control of the motorcycle and was apprehended.  Fitch who had an active arrest warrant, was taken into custody and $1,655.29 was recovered from his person.  A search of the motorcycle revealed scales, a glass pipe, pills, and baggies that were later analyzed and found to contain 66 grams of actual methamphetamine.              

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Angola Police Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony W. Geller.



Updated May 30, 2019

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