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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 26 Years Imprisonment

FORT WAYNE – Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announces that, Booker T. Sewell, age 37 of Fort Wayne, IN was sentenced, before United States District Court Chief Judge Theresa Springmann after being convicted by a jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm and maintaining a drug-involved premises. 


Sewell was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for the gun charge and 192 months imprisonment on the drug charge to run consecutively for a total of 312 months imprisonment.  Sewell will also serve 2 years of supervised release and was ordered to forfeit $21,917


According to documents in this case, Sewell was distributing multiple kilograms of cocaine and pounds of marijuana from a residence in Fort Wayne.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, whose members are the FBI, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  Assistance was also provided by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United State Attorney Anthony W. Geller.  


Firearms Offenses
Updated October 6, 2017