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Indianapolis Meth Dealers Sentenced to a Combined 11 Years in Federal Prison

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

INDIANAPOLIS- Sierra Goode, 33, and Cody Stonehouse, 32, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, have been sentenced to 70 and 63 months in federal prison respectively after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine. Cody Stonehouse was sentenced in July 2021.

According to court documents, on October 9, 2020, Drug Enforcement Administration agents witnessed Stonehouse sell 40 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine to an individual. On December 9, 2020, agents once again witnessed Stonehouse sell 140 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine to another individual. Agents approached the vehicle where the transaction took place and arrested Stonehouse. Agents located 140 grams of methamphetamine on the console and front passenger seat where Stonehouse was sitting.

Sierra Goode was identified as the source of supply for Stonehouse, distributing three ounces of methamphetamine to him for $1,950. Shortly after, IMPD officers conducted a traffic stop on Goode. Goode admitted to selling the methamphetamine to Stonehouse. During a search of Goode’s vehicle, officers located a digital scale and $1,950. Lab tests determined that the actual amount of methamphetamine distributed was 50.8 grams.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Zachary A. Myers, Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Indianapolis Field Office, and Randal Taylor, Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department made the announcement.

“Methamphetamine traffickers continue to inflict serious harm on our families and neighbors,” said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Zachary A. Myers. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office remains committed to working with our federal, state, and local partners to do our part in getting these dangerous drugs off the street and holding traffickers accountable.”

DEA and IMPD investigated this case. The sentences were imposed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and U.S. District Court Judge James R. Sweeney. The District Judges ordered that Goode be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 3 years, and Stonehouse be supervised for 2 years following their release from federal prison. Stonehouse was also ordered to pay a $100 fine.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant United States Attorney Jayson W. McGrath, who prosecuted this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Updated May 3, 2023

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