Fort Wayne man sentenced to federal prison for drugs

March 28, 2019

A Fort Wayne man was ordered to spend more than 11 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. 

John Dominguez, 67, had the drugs and a handgun in his home in May 19, 2016, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II. The home was searched after Dominguez sold officers cocaine in two controlled buys in April and early May 2016, according to court documents. 

Investigators reportedly found 100 grams of heroin : some containing the powerful opioid fentanyl : along with the gun and a scale. 

Dominguez was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne to 135 months in prison, followed by eight years of supervised release. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Allen County Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony W. Geller prosecuted the case.