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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 7 ½ Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Distribution of a Controlled Substance

FORT WAYNE – Glen Burton, age 35, formerly of Benton Harbor, Michigan was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Burton was sentenced to 90 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, beginning in November 2017, the Fort Wayne Police Department began receiving anonymous tips regarding drug trafficking activity in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Burton and others associated with Burton.  On March 6, 2018, a confidential informant made a recorded telephone call to one of Burton’s known associates to arrange for the purchase of $650.00 of methamphetamine. The associate told the confidential informant he would meet the confidential informant at a nearby grocery store. Shortly thereafter, officers in the area observed Burton’s associate arrive at the store and meet with the confidential informant. Over the confidential informant’s recorder, Burton’s associate was heard saying that he did not have as much methamphetamine as the confidential informant wanted and would have to contact “Glen” to get that much. The confidential informant was then heard engaging in a video call with Burton regarding the purchase of methamphetamine. Burton told the confidential informant that he would “take care of” the confidential informant shortly.

Sometime later that day, the confidential informant was directed to a gas station in Fort Wayne. Burton was identified as arriving at the gas station and then seen meeting with the confidential informant. After the meeting, the confidential informant turned over to law enforcement just under one ounce of methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Unit.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery. 


Updated February 19, 2020

Drug Trafficking