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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Defendant Sentenced To Over 25 Years In Prison

For Drug Trafficking

FORT WAYNE – Virgil S. Smith, 43, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tina L. Nommay. 

Smith was sentenced to 300 months (or 25 years) of imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release after he serves this term of imprisonment.  Smith was also sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 30 months of imprisonment because he committed the drug offense while he was on supervised release for a prior conviction of armed bank robbery.   

According to documents in this case, Smith was distributing multiple ounces of methamphetamine.  After he was arrested, agents searched his apartment and located additional methamphetamine and a loaded revolver.  

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Fort Wayne Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony W. Geller and Stacey R. Speith.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 11, 2021