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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 Over 12 Years In Prison

For Distribution of Heroin

FORT WAYNE – Shawn Norman, age 60, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin, a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Norman was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in November 2013, Norman sold 125 grams of heroin to a confidential informant.  Norman was found by the Court to be a career offender, as he had two prior drug trafficking convictions in federal court out of Michigan and Indiana. 

The 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.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller. 

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