Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses

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INDIANAPOLIS – Troy Fulmer, 32, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and carrying a firearm during and in relation to his drug trafficking of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on June 18, 2021, Fulmer was stopped on his motorcycle by officers from the Speedway Police Department. Fulmer fled the traffic stop and crashed his motorcycle. After a short foot pursuit, officers took Fulmer into custody and located two handguns and approximately 110 grams of methamphetamine on Fulmer.

Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Speedway Police Chief Charles Upchurch made the announcement. 

The Speedway Police Department investigated the case. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives provided valuable assistance. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. As part of the sentence, Judge Pratt ordered that Fulmer be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 5 years following his release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick G. Gibson who prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.