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Georgia Man Sentenced To 228 Months Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Drug and Gun charges

FORT WAYNE – Derrick L. Thomas, 44, of Douglasville, Georgia, was sentenced before Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann on his plea of guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. 

Thomas was sentenced to 228 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, between November 13, 2013, and February 12, 2014, Thomas conspired with his named codefendants to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, namely 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.  Further, on February 12, 2014, Thomas possessed a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime.      

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as the Warsaw Police Department, the Fort Wayne Police Department and the IMAGE Drug Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Geller.


Updated March 23, 2018

Drug Trafficking