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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Duo Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics into Indiana Correctional Facilities

Fort Wayne, IN – Two Allen County residents were recently indicted by a federal Grand Jury in the Northern District of Indiana.  In the indictment, Calvin Jones, 37, and Diamond Parker, 28, were charged with participating in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal narcotics into correctional institutions located within Indiana.  

The indictment alleges that beginning in August 2017, the defendants conspired to distribute 5-fluro ADB (a synthetic cannabinoid) to inmates in a correction institution.  They also were each charged with one count on different dates of possessing with intent to distribute a detectable amount of 5-fluro ADB.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that a criminal complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case is the result of an investigation between the US Postal Inspection Service, the Indiana Department of Corrections, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Marshal’s Service and the FBI.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 13, 2019