Indiana Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years for Gun and Drug Trafficking Crimes
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alfred A. Cooke III, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and Acting U.S. Attorney Tina Nommay of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Nathan Wilkes, age 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced upon his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
Wilkes was sentenced to 211 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, while conducting a narcotics investigation, Fort Wayne Police detectives observed Wilkes driving a Jeep. When officers attempted to stop Wilkes, he attempted to flee. Wilkes was apprehended after a short pursuit. While searching the Jeep, officers located 165 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and a loaded handgun. Wilkes has previous convictions dealing cocaine and for handgun offenses.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the DEA and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.