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Evansville Meth Trafficking Operation Disrupted; Trio Sent to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana

EVANSVILLE- Colin January, 47, of Evansville, has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Patricia Minor, 41, and Blenda Lundburg, 57, of Evansville, have been sentenced to 29 months’ (Minor) and one year time served (Lundburg) respectively, followed by one year of supervised release after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a communication facility.

According to documents and evidence presented in court, between March 1 and May 3, 2022, January conspired with others to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in the Evansville area.

On April 29, 2022, at the request of January, Minor contacted Lundburg via text and asked if a package could be sent to Lundburg’s address. At that time, Lundburg lived in an apartment on Oak Street in Evansville. When Lundburg indicated that she was uncomfortable with the idea, Minor stated that she had previously allowed similar packages to be delivered to her own house and “had no problem with it.” Lundburg stated, “As long as I know nothing and nothing else. No trouble at all.”

On May 1, 2022, January provided Lundburg’s address to a co-conspirator. January had previously provided two Evansville addresses to the co-conspirator in April. A parcel containing approximately 1,374 grams of methamphetamine was subsequently sent from California to Lundburg’s apartment via U.S. Postal Service. January provided Minor with the name of the recipient that appeared on the package and instructed her to be present for the delivery. Law enforcement officers intercepted the package, removed the methamphetamine inside, and conducted a controlled delivery. January, Minor, and Lundburg were at the apartment when the package was delivered.

“Methamphetamine and other controlled substances and have devastating impacts on users, their loved ones, and our communities,” said Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. “Trafficking organizations are the most significant sources of these poisons and must be held accountable for the suffering they cause in search of quick profits. I commend the efforts of the DEA, Evansville Police Department, and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to make our communities safer by getting meth and meth dealers off our streets.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Evansville Police Department, and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case. The sentences were imposed by U.S. District Court Judge, Richard L. Young.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew B. Miller and Kristian Mukoski, who prosecuted this case.


Updated July 8, 2024

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