A 30-year-old Fort Wayne man was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday for his role in a marijuana-growing operation.
Trampas A. Sheets pleaded guilty this year to a single charge of profiting from and making available a drug-involved premise. He and Isaac Hyser were indicted on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance.
The indictment stemmed from an October raid by agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on a home at 6009 Fairfield Ave.
Weeks of surveillance indicated the likely presence of a marijuana-growing operation. When the agents and local law enforcement officers raided the home Oct. 27, they found a large and sophisticated marijuana growing operation, according to court documents.
Hyser pleaded guilty to knowingly or intentionally manufacturing 100 or more marijuana plants. He was sentenced this year to four years in prison and four years on supervised release.
As part of their plea pacts, the men also agreed to forfeit items connected with the growing operation – including carbon dioxide systems, drying racks and lights, according to court documents.
Sheets must participate in a substance abuse treatment program and spend two years on supervised release, according to court documents.