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Fort Wayne man gets nine years for cocaine distribution

December 19, 2018

Carlos Sanchez, 33, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Theresa L. Springmann, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and maintaining a place for distributing and using cocaine.

Sanchez was sentenced to 108 months in prison and 1 year of supervised release, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch of the Northern District of Indiana.

According to documents in the case, between February and May of 2016  2016, Sanchez and a co-defendant conspired to and did engage in the business of dealing in firearms without being licensed to do so.

Sanchez also used his house to distribute drugs.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Indiana State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery handled the case, the release said.

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