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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE –Patrick N. Adams, 34 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Adams was sentenced to 100 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on two occasions in August 2023, Adams sold counterfeit M30 pills containing fentanyl.  Additional counterfeit M30 pills containing fentanyl and a handgun were found during a subsequent search of his residence.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R, Speith.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated June 28, 2024

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