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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 135 Months Imprisonment

For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine, Methamphetamine & Heroin

FORT WAYNE – Carlos Silva-Ponce, 42, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann on his plea of guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. 

Mr. Silva-Ponce was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, from January 2015-July 2016, Mr. Silva-Ponce was part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.  This is part of a larger case involving co-defendants, Alan Chiprez-Garcia, Marco Garcia,  Samuel Gemple and Patricia Quinones who have already been sentenced.  Jose Razo is the final defendant waiting to be sentenced.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Safe Streets and Gang Task Force, whose members include the FBI, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Allen County Drug Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony W. Geller and Stacey Speith.


Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2018