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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fort Wayne Man Convicted By Jury Trial

Of Drug Trafficking Charges

FORT WAYNE – Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announced that Larry Norton, age 66, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, after a six-day jury trial, before United States District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann.


According to documents filed in this case, Norton and four other individuals conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 1 kilogram of heroin along with over 5 kilograms of cocaine in the Northern District of Indiana and elsewhere between October 2014 and January 2015. The other four defendants named in the indictment previously pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.


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


Drug Trafficking
Updated May 31, 2017