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Fort Wayne man guilty of drug trafficking

A federal jury convicted a Fort Wayne man this week of three counts related to drug trafficking and ordered the forfeiture of the firearm seized at the time of his arrest.

In 2011, Shaft “Superman” Jones was nabbed by Fort Wayne police and federal agents as he pulled out of the exit of a north-side carwash.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Fort Wayne on three counts: attempting to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

When officers and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Jones, they found an M4 assault rifle inside his Cadillac Escalade, along with four fully loaded magazines and a night-vision scope.

They also found a lot of cash, in multiple bags and containers, which Jones brought with him to buy about 20 kilograms of cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Convicted after a weeklong trial, Jones awaits sentencing in the case. No date has been set, according to court records.

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