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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 262 Months In Prison

For Conspiring to Distribute and Distribution Of Controlled Substances

FORT WAYNE – Jose Razo, age 46, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilogram of cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine and a 1 kilogram of heroin, and distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Razo was sentenced to 262 months in prison with no supervision to follow, as he will be deported upon completion of his term of incarceration.

According to documents in this case, from January 2015 through July 2016, Razo was part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.  Razo led this drug trafficking conspiracy which involved co-defendants, Carlos Silva-Ponce, Alan Chiprez-Garcia, Marco Garcia, Samuel Gemple and Patricia Quinones who have already been 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.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony Geller and Stacy Speith. 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 19, 2019