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Press Release

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 201 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possessing With Intent To Distribute Controlled Substances and Possessing a Firearm In Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

FORT WAYNE--Damien Thomas, age 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Holly A. Brady after his plea of guilty to possessing multiple controlled substances with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Thomas was sentenced to 201 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, Thomas sold fentanyl and cocaine to another individual, and on or about April 30, 2018, Thomas possessed in his residence almost a kilogram of heroin, over a half-kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, and large quantities of cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana.  Thomas also possessed two pistols, a rifle, and over 1,300 rounds of ammunition in furtherance of his drug trafficking activity.  

“Mr. Thomas’ sentence illustrates our collective mission to rid our communities of violent drug offenders who put our residents in harm’s way,” said FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan. “Working with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to identify and investigate these operators and put them out of business.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

Updated October 22, 2020

Drug Trafficking