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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 – Calvin Brantley, age 25, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson. 

Brantley was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, from September to October 2020, Brantley sold fentanyl and heroin to law enforcement on multiple occasions.  A search warrant executed on his residence resulted in the recovery of approximately 200 grams of heroin,180 grams of fentanyl, over 1000 grams of marijuana and $1,600 in U.S. currency.  Two firearms were also located in the residence; a loaded Glock, extended magazine and drum magazine were found in Brantley’s bedroom by his drug stash.  The estimated street value of the drugs located in the residence was approximately $48,000.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brent A. Ecenbarger.

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 March 14, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses