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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 120 Months Imprisonment

For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana

FORT WAYNE – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Samuel J. Gemple, age 49, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before Chief Judge Theresa Springmann on his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.   

Gemple was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment and 8 years of supervised release

According to documents in this case, Gemple was delivering large marijuana shipments for the conspiracy and that he was obtaining heroin from the conspiracy and distributing it to his drug customers. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets and Gang Task Force, whose members include FBI, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The United States Marshals Service also assisted with the apprehension of Gemple.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony W. Geller and Stacey Speith.


Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018