Fort Wayne man charged drugs, guns, and more than $250,000 seized
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Robert J. Bell, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Chicago Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced that John Clark, age 53, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was charged in a criminal complaint with drug and weapon violations.
According to documents in this case, Mr. Clark, a convicted felon, was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his residence. The complaint alleges that Clark used his residence to distribute narcotics. During the search, agents found crack cocaine, firearms, other drugs and items used for distribution and cash.
“I wish to commend all the law enforcement agencies on this case for their tireless efforts to reduce drug trafficking in the Allen County area,” said United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. “Getting illegal guns and drugs off the streets promotes safety for law abiding citizens.”
DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Michael Gannon said, “DEA is committed to working hand and hand with the Allen County Police Department and our state, local and federal partners. We will utilize all available resources to target drug dealers and put them in jail. I commend the exceptional work that was done in this investigation which resulted in the seizure of cocaine, several firearms, and currency.”
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the Judge after a consideration of federal statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The case is being investigated by the DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Allen County Drug Task Force, comprised of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and New Haven Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.