Indiana Man Sentenced 20 Years For Meth Trafficking
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Calvin Mitchell, Jr., 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
Mitchell was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in February and March 2021, law enforcement conducted controlled buys of over 380 grams of methamphetamine from Mitchell. During one of the buys, Mitchell boasted about having fentanyl available that was so strong “it was killing people.” When officers searched Mitchell’s residence, they located large quantities of a cutting agent and over $7,000 in cash. Lab tests confirmed the purchased methamphetamine was 100 percent pure.
This case was investigated by the DEA with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Ecenbarger.