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Federal Grand Jury in Fort Wayne Returns Indictments

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 26, 2014
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that a grand jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following indictments on February 26, 2014:

Bruce T. King, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about January 24, 2014. The indictment also alleges forfeiture of a firearm, magazine, and ammunition. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Guadalupe Quintanilla, 69, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count indictment with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine on or about February 1, 2014. The indictment also alleges forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and the Indiana State Police. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

Ronnie Lee Rutherford, Jr., 37, and Laura A. Plumb, 35, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are charged in a four-count indictment (respectively) with maintaining a drug involved premises from on or about December 4, 2013 to on or about February 17, 2014 (both defendants); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about February 17, 2014 (Rutherford); and being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about December 30, 2013 and February 17, 2014 (Rutherford). The indictment also alleges forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds and firearms and ammunition. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

Floyd D. Thomas, Jr., 35; Dwaine Bartlett, 41; Prentice A. Bland, 38; Richard A. Council, 42; Richard E. Murray, 40; and Derrick L. Thomas, 39, all of Indianapolis, Indiana, are charged in a six-count indictment (respectively) with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine from on or about November 13, 2013 through on or about February 12, 2014 (all defendants); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about February 12, 2014 (all defendants); and distribution of heroin on or about November 16, 2013, November 20, 2013, December 19, 2013, and January 17, 2013 (Floyd Thomas only). The indictment also alleges forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds and firearms and ammunition. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Warsaw Police Department; Fort Wayne Police Department; and the IMAGE Drug Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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