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Dealing pot brings 7 1/2 -year term

Derek J. Davenport

A man who admitted to possessing marijuana with the intent to deal it was sentenced this week to 7 1/2 years in federal prison.

Derek J. Davenport, 27, was arrested in 2011 after repeatedly selling drugs to an undercover Fort Wayne police officer who was working with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court accused him of being part of a marijuana trafficking ring, smuggling the drug from Mexico to Indiana.

He pleaded guilty in 2011 – agreeing to forfeit some of his firearms in the process.