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Guilty plea made to gun charge

– A man whose home was searched as a result of an investigation into alleged drug trafficking and money laundering pleaded guilty Thursday to a gun charge.

Jamison Gudorf, 41, of Fort Wayne admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was indicted this year in a case that was, in court documents, unrelated to the investigation into the activities of Michael Fabini and Marshall Butler.

Gudorf was not mentioned in the Fabini indictments, but a home linked to him, in the 10000 block of Unita Drive, had been among the buildings searched by federal investigators late last year as they raided Fabini’s massive Cherry Hill home.

As part of his plea agreement, Gudorf agreed to forfeit two 9 mm pistols, two .45-caliber pistols, a Thompson-type submachine gun, and a Model M3A1-type submachine gun.

Fabini and Butler were indicted on a count of conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from September 2007 to December 2012, as well as other charges.

One of the houses they are accused of using for drug trafficking was the home of Matthew McChesney.

In March 2008, Allen County police raided McChesney’s home and found 6,700 pounds of pot, along with guns and cash.

McChesney was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

rgreen@jg.net

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