FORT WAYNE – Steven Smith, age 59, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was
sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following his
plea of guilty to attempting to distribute one kilogram or more of
heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Smith was sentenced to 188 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.
According to documents presented in this case, in August of 2014, Mr.
Smith coordinated a two-kilogram heroin transaction with an undercover
employee with the FBI; however, Smith was arrested just prior to the
deal. This case is Smith’s fifth conviction for drug dealing, and he
was classified at sentencing as a career offender.
“The hard work of FBI special agents and task force officers
prevented Smith from distributing massive quantities of dangerous heroin
on the streets of Fort Wayne and northeastern Indiana,” said U.S.
Attorney Kirsch. “We have a great coordinated partnership throughout
the Northern District of Indiana and will continue to prosecute those
who seek to flood our streets with dangerous and illegal narcotics.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s
Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes the FBI, Indiana State
Police, Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and Fort Wayne Police
Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney
Anthony W. Geller.