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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years In Prison

For Drug Distribution and Firearm Offenses

FORT WAYNE – Larry Lamb, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm,  distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

Lamb was sentenced to 295 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, between May 6, 2019, and August 26, 2020, Lamb and other individuals were involved in a conspiracy to distribute significant amounts of controlled substances.  Throughout the conspiracy, Lamb delivered in excess of 118 grams methamphetamine to another person.  On two occasions, he sold a firearm to a person he knew to be prohibited due to a previous felony conviction.  During the execution of a search warrant in December of 2019, police found 10 firearms, drugs (including methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl) and other evidence of drug distribution.  During a traffic stop in April 2020, Lamb was found to have possessed 5 firearms, high capacity magazines, ammunition, and drugs.  Lamb has multiple felony convictions.   

This case is a result of a joint investigation conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the US Marshals Service and multiple local law enforcement agencies, including the Indiana State Police, Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Allen County Drug Task Force, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Huntington Police Department, Auburn Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Stacey R. Speith and Brent A. Ecenbarger.   

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
Updated July 15, 2021