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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE –Jade Sims, 43 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Sims was sentenced to 72 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in June and July 2022, Sims distributed methamphetamine.  A short time later, a search warrant was executed on his residence, wherein Officers located marijuana, cocaine, digital scales, a grinder, a pill press along with ammunition, a magazine and a handgun box.  Two days prior to the execution of the search warrant, a traffic stop of Sim’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of a handgun.    

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force with assistance from the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.

This case was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated March 1, 2024

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