(STL.News) – Lafayette L. Carr, age 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Carr was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, in the early morning hours of April 18, 2019, law enforcement officers served a search warrant on a particular motel room at a motel on Goshen Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana upon information that Carr had sold narcotics in the motel room during the night while armed with a firearm. Inside the motel room, officers located small, pre-packaged amounts of cocaine and heroin, digital scales and baggies. A few feet from the narcotics, officers located a loaded .40 caliber handgun hidden inside the motel room coffee pot.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Indiana State Police and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah E. Nokes.