Methamphetamine distribution ring dismantled
Law enforcement served 10 warrants early this morning in Marion, Vigo and Morgan Counties
Indianapolis--United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today 14 defendants have been arrested on various gun and drug-related charges after federal agents along with state and local officers served warrants in Marion, Vigo and Morgan counties early this morning. Most defendants face charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine.
“The violence and social devastation that methamphetamine brings to our communities is a problem that law enforcement needs to address.” said Minkler. “Preventing violent crime through dismantling drug trafficking organizations, remains a top priority of my office and I will use every available federal resource to help keep our communities safe.”
According to the indictment, the conspiracy began in June 2014 and continued until today. The defendants used mobile phones to facilitate the methamphetamine distribution and often used coded messages and texts to discuss prices and quantities of the drug. The defendants frequently received and distributed methamphetamine on consignment, meaning they were “fronted” the drug from a source without paying for it at the time-or making only partial payment. The expectation was, they would pay the provider in full after having distributed the methamphetamine and received payment from their customers.
Those arrested today include:
Honan M. Rivera Bonilla, 25, Indianapolis
Ramon E. Rivera Bonilla, 21, Indianapolis
Charles G. Talley, 33, Mooresville
Thresa A. Talley, 44, Mooresville
Larry A. Key, 27, Indianapolis
Amanda S. Sims, 34, Martinsville
Brian E. Ridener, 42, Martinsville
Brandon L. Ross, 33, Terre Haute
Amanda M. Dill, 30, Dubois, IN
Osman R. Diaz-Reyes, 41, El Salvador, Central America
Joshua B. Camplin, 34, Martinsville
Michael A. Bones, 39, Terre Haute
Martin Gonzalez, Jr., 26 Indianapolis
Ronald L. Woods, 42, Indianapolis
The indictment further alleges that Charles and Thresa Talley received large quantities of methamphetamine from Honan and Ramon Rivera Bonilla and Key. The Talley’s then distributed the methamphetamine to Sims, Ridener and Ross for redistribution throughout the Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Mooresville and Martinsville areas. Diaz-Reyes, Camplin and Woods were also charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of their methamphetamine-related crimes.
As a result of this investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Indiana State Police, Vigo County Drug Task Force, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office, law enforcement seized 24 firearms and 13 pounds of methamphetamine.
“The FBI will continue to combat drug trafficking organizations with our local, state and federal partners in order to keep the citizens of Indiana safe,” said Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott.
“Attacking drug organizations is what we do best,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Dennis A. Wichern. “DEA remains steadfast in partnering with all law enforcement to protect our communities and bring criminals to justice.”
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Mathew Lasher who is prosecuting this case for the government, all defendants face decades in prison if convicted.
An Indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.