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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE – Andre L. Hutchins, 53 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Hutchins was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 8 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in November 2023, law enforcement executed a federal search warrant on a Fort Wayne, Indiana, residence associated with Hutchins. As a result of the search, agents and officers recovered over 3 kilograms of cocaine and evidence of controlled substance distribution. Hutchins has a previous federal conviction in 2012 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Allen County Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Teresa L Ashcraft.

Updated June 28, 2024

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