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For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

FORT WAYNE – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Christian D. Shelton, 38, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was found guilty on June 4, 2015, by jury trial, of maintaining a drug-involved premises, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to the evidence presented at trial, in November 2012, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department obtained a search warrant and in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) executed that warrant at Shelton’s home on Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  At Shelton’s home, officers located marijuana, two firearms, and other evidence of drug dealing.

Sentencing for Shelton will be scheduled at a later date by a separate court order. Any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of the federal sentencing statutes and federal sentencing guidelines.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department  and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This trial was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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Updated June 5, 2015

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