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Fort Wayne, Indiana Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE – Tito Sanabria, 54 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Sanabria was sentenced to 135 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in April 2017, following a traffic stop, a search of Sanabria’s home resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, cutting agents, a hydraulic press, other drugs, and a firearm.  It was also discovered that at the time of the stop, Sanabria was previously deported from the United States to his native El Salvador and was illegally in the United States.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Fishers Police Department, the Indiana State Police and the Hamilton County Drug Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.


Updated January 28, 2022

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