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

Monday, March 26, 2018

Indianapolis Man Sentenced To 195 Months Imprisonment

For Drug and Gun charges

FORT WAYNE – Richard A. Council, 46, of Indianapolis, Indiana, 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. 

Council was sentenced to 195 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, between November 13, 2013, and February 12, 2014, Council 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, Counse 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.


Drug Trafficking
Updated March 26, 2018