Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 195 Months in Prison

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FORT WAYNE – Jamic C. Johnson, 47 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady on his plea of guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Johnson was sentenced to 195 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on October 28, 2020, a state search warrant was served on Johnson’s residence.  During the search, officers seized a distribution amount of methamphetamine,  cocaine, a loaded handgun, a drug ledger, a loaded shotgun, additional ammunition, magazines, pills, and a scale.  Johnson’s criminal history revealed he was convicted of multiple felony offenses. One of the felonies was for carrying a handgun without a license and the other two were for dealing cocaine or a narcotic drug.  Any of these felony convictions federally prohibit him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.  

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Allen County Drug Task Force and Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.