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Two face federal sentences for distribution of drugs in Fort Wayne

Two men face prison time on drug charges after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Holly A. Brady.

Gregory Huddleston, 39, of Fort Wayne, had pleaded guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Glen Burton, 35, formerly of Benton Harbor, Mich., was sentenced after also pleading guilty to distribution of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 90 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.

According to court documents, beginning in Nov. 2017, the Fort Wayne Police Department began receiving anonymous tips regarding drug trafficking activity by Huddleston and other associates at a particular address in Fort Wayne. On July 11, 2018, a confidential informant made a recorded telephone call to Huddleston to arrange for the purchase of one ounce of methamphetamine and a quantity of heroin. During this call, Huddleston told the informant to go to a nearby store and wait and someone would be there soon with the drugs.

A short time later, surveillance officers observed a known associate of Huddleston arrive at the store and met with the confidential informant. That associate gave the confidential informant one ounce of methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin. These were the same amounts of the same drugs agreed upon earlier by the confidential informant and Huddleston.

According to documents in the Burton case, beginning in Nov. 2017 Fort Wayne Police began receiving anonymous tips regarding drug trafficking activity in Fort Wayne by Burton and others. On March 6, 2018, a confidential informant made a recorded telephone call to one of Burton’s known associates to buy $650 of methamphetamine. The associate told the informant he would meet the confidential informant at a nearby grocery store.

Shortly thereafter, officers in the area observed Burton’s associate arrive and meet with the informant. Over the confidential informant’s recorder, Burton’s associate was heard saying that he did not have as much methamphetamine as the confidential informant wanted and would have to contact “Glen” to get that much. The confidential informant was then heard engaging in a video call with Burton regarding the purchase of methamphetamine. Burton told the confidential informant that he would “take care of” the confidential informant shortly.

Sometime later that day, the confidential informant was directed to a gas station in Fort Wayne. Burton was identified as arriving at the gas station and then seen meeting with the confidential informant. After the meeting, the confidential informant turned over to law enforcement just under one ounce of methamphetamine.

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