Indiana Man Sentenced to 420 Months for Gun, Drug Offenses
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Torrence Larry, 44, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on April 8, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, after being convicted of federal gun and drug charges following a three-day jury trial.
Larry was sentenced to 420 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, while under investigation, Larry sold cocaine and heroin from his residence in May and June of 2017. Law enforcement recovered quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine when a search warrant was executed at his residence. Officers also found additional evidence of drug distribution as well as a firearm he possessed to facilitate and protect his drug trafficking activities. At this time, Larry had previously been convicted of a felony based on an armed bank robbery conviction in federal court and a state court drug dealing conviction.
At his December 2021 trial, Larry was convicted on all three distribution counts, as well as a single count of possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances. Larry was also convicted of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a firearm during and in relation to his drug trafficking activities.
The case was investigated by the DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department, the DEA Laboratory and the Indiana State Police Laboratory. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey R. Speith.