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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Members of a Drug Trafficking Ring That Operated in Haughville Have Been Sentenced

INDIANAPOLIS - A drug trafficking ring consisting of at least 24 people have been sentenced in 
federal court. The organization operated in and around the historic Haughville neighborhood in 
Indianapolis from April 2018 to January 2019. A federal grand jury in Evansville indicted the 
members of this organization in January of 2019.

According to court documents, from April 2018 and continuing through January 2019, twenty- four 
members of a drug trafficking ring would sell large quantities of illegal substances in and around  
the  near  westside  of  Indianapolis.  Jshane  Trice  and  Terrence  Stum  directed  the  illegal 
activities  of  the  methamphetamine,  heroin,  and  cocaine  trafficking  organization.  The  
other members of the organization would assist Trice or Stum by distributing the drugs, purchasing 
drugs for  redistribution,  prepare  the  drugs  for  distribution,  transport  the  drugs  for  
distribution,  and conceal the drugs on other members behalf.

“This investigation is a great example of law enforcement working together to address citizens’ 
concerns about narcotics trafficking in their neighborhoods,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John E. 
Childress. “Using combined resources to attack these criminal organizations works and I want to 
thank our federal, state, and local partners for their help in dismantling this high-level 
narcotics organization within Indianapolis.”

Below are the individuals who were indicted, prosecuted, and sentenced to federal prison.

•     Jshaun Trice – sentenced to 210 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Terrence Stum – sentenced to 262 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Demetrick Holder – sentenced to 72 months and 3 years supervised release
•     Gerald Hoskins – sentenced to 36 months and 3 years supervised release
•     Darryl Allen – sentenced to 240 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Eric Bard – sentenced to 262 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Dustin Manuel – sentenced to 96 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Kelvin Washington – sentenced to 60 months and 4 years supervised release
•     Devin Jones – sentenced to 30 months and 3 years supervised release
•     Adrian Myles – sentenced to 60 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Christopher Hill – sentenced to 120 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Robert Hadley – sentenced to 72 months and 4 years supervised release
•     Danny Jenkins – sentenced to 118 months and 4 years supervised release
•     Antonio McClure – sentenced to 160 months and 5 years supervised release
•     James Gibson – sentenced to 124 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Carlo Payne – sentenced to 160 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Thomas Acord – sentenced to 108 months and 3 years supervised release
•     Alton Brown Sr. – sentenced to 121 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Steven Savage – sentenced to time served and 4 years supervised release
•     Derrick O’Connor – sentenced to 60 months and 3 years supervised release
•     Melissa Kidwell – sentenced to time served and 4 years supervised release
•     Jacqueline Huffman – sentenced to 60 months and 4 years supervised release
•     Jacob Jones – sentenced to 140 months and 5 years supervised release
•     Allen Brown – sentenced to time served and 4 years supervised release

Multiple  law  enforcement  agencies  contributed  to  the  prosecution  of  this  case  including 
the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the 
Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police 
Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Peter A. Blackett and Michelle P. Brady prosecuted this case for the 
government.

This  prosecution  is  part  of  an  Organized  Crime  Drug  Enforcement  Task  Forces  (OCDETF) 
investigation.  OCDETF  identifies,  disrupts,  and  dismantles  the  highest-level  drug  
traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the 
United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages 
the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.
 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 9, 2021