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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE –Calvin Jones, 42 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 a Controlled Substance, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Jones was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in 2017 and 2018, Jones devised a scheme to distribute synthetic marijuana within various correctional institutions. Jones executed the scheme by soaking documents in a synthetic marijuana. Once soaked, Jones put these drug-soaked pages into envelopes addressed to inmates which purportedly were coming from various attorneys or from a state agency. The intent was that the pages be torn into smaller pieces or “doses” and sold to other inmates The inmates would then get high by ingesting the drug-soaked pieces of paper.  Jones was held responsible for a total of 105 pages of drug-soaked pages. 

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshal’s Service, the Indiana Department of Corrections, the United States Postal Inspection Service Laboratory in VA, and the Drug Enforcement Administration North Central Laboratory. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Updated February 9, 2024

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