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Fort Wayne men sentenced on drug, firearms charges

William McCloud, 69, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 120 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentenced handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady will be followed by four years of supervised release.

Brady also sentenced, Brandon J. Britt, 33, of Fort Wayne, to 84 months and three years of supervised release on a firearms charge.

According to documents in this case, in October 2017, several controlled buys of crack cocaine were conducted with McCloud at his residence. A search warrant was subsequently obtained and executed on his residence, where law enforcement located crack cocaine, multiple firearms and cash. McCloud also had a conviction in August of 1997 for aiding in dealing in cocaine and narcotic drugs in Allen County Superior Court, where he was sentenced to 30 years.

And on the evening of April 3, 2019, Britt was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation in downtown Fort Wayne. The officer observed a handgun protruding from Britt’s pocket. The gun was loaded with a round in the chamber. Britt had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, including dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and robbery.

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