Fort Wayne man sentenced to 26 years in prison on federal drug, gun charges

Booker T. Sewell, 37, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to a total of 26 years in prison after a federal jury convicted him of being a felon in possession of a firearm and of maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Sewell was sentenced to 10 years on the gun charge and 16 years on the drug charge, and U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa Springmann ordered the sentences served one after the other for the total of 26 years, Clifford D. Johnson, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, said in a news release.

Springmann also sentenced Sewell to two years of supervised release after he serves his prison time and ordered him to forfeit $21,917, the news release said.

Sewell allegedly distributed multiple kilograms of cocaine and pounds of marijuana from a residence in Fort Wayne, the news release said.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, whose members include the FBI, the Indiana State Police, Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department, the news release said. Assistance was also provided by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.