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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:00 am

Man given 22 years for drug trafficking

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A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Jose Razo, 46, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine and a 1 kilogram of heroin, and distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said.

U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady sentenced Razo to 262 months in prison with no supervision to follow because he will be deported upon completion of his incarceration, Kirsch said. 

According to court documents, from January 2015 through July 2016, Razo was part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. Razo led this drug trafficking conspiracy that involved co-defendants Carlos Silva-Ponce, Alan Chiprez-Garcia, Marco Garcia, Samuel Gemple and Patricia Quinones who have already been sentenced.

Dealing heroin nets over 12 years

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 121/2 years in federal prison for selling heroin.

Shawn Norman, 60, pleaded guilty to distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin, U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said. 

U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady sentenced Norman to 151 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release. 

According to court documents, in November 2013, Norman sold 125 grams of heroin to a confidential informant. Norman was found by the court to be a career offender, as he had two prior drug trafficking convictions in federal court in Michigan and Indiana.


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