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Fort Wayne Man Found Guilty After Three-Day Trial

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

FORT WAYNE – Edwin Calligan, age 43, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, importing a detectible amount of 5F-adb (synthetic cannabinoid) into the United States and attempted possession with intent to distribute 5F-adb., announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

U.S. District Court Judge Holly Brady presided over this three day jury trial. 

According to documents presented in this case, in June of 2017, a federal search warrant was executed in Fort Wayne where several firearms were found in addition to ammunition.  Calligan has a felony conviction for Attempted Murder and Criminal Reckleness which exclude him from legally possession a firearm or ammunition.  Over the course of the investigation, several parcels were seized by Custom Border Protection, which contained the illegal substance, 5f-adb that been imported from China/Hong Kong. 

Calligan’s sentencing will be set by separate order. 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Department of Homeland Security Investigations, United States Custom and Border Protection, with the assistance of United States Postal Inspection Service, Allen County Drug Task Force, Allen County SWAT team, and the Indiana State Police.   The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.



Updated January 23, 2020

Firearms Offenses