2014

36 Indicted on Federal Charges for Cocaine Trafficking

    INDIANAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six individuals
 were indicted in eight separate indictments by a federal grand jury sitting
 in Indianapolis for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and crack
 cocaine. On the morning of June 21, 2007, in excess of 150 federal, state,
 and local law enforcement executed 19 federal search warrants at 19
 different locations in Indianapolis, Fishers, and Poland, Indiana.
 Approximately $125,000 cash was seized along with 20 weapons. Eighteen
 individuals are in federal custody, three are surrendering, and sixteen are
 fugitives.
     Susan W. Brooks, United States Attorney for the Southern District of
 Indiana, announced today in a press conference with Dennis Wichern,
 Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Thomas
 S. Gancarz, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Peter Swaim, U.S.
 Marshal, Brandt Schenken, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, and Paul
 Massock, Resident Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms
 and Explosives, Michael Spears, Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan
 Police Department, Chief Gary Tingle, Marion County Sheriff's Office,
 Kellon Malloy, Deputy Chief of the Beech Grove Police Department, Don
 Christ, and Brian Jennings of Metro Drug Task Force, and John Dowd,
 Assistant United States Attorney, that the indictments were the result of a
 multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task
 Force (OCDETF) that targeted and dismantled a drug trafficking organization
 which operated primarily in Indianapolis, Indiana. "Indianapolis is a safer
 place today. Twelve of 36 drug dealers were arrested today and are now
 facing justice," said Dennis Wichern, Assistant Special Agent in Charge,
 Drug Enforcement Administration. Another 5 federal defendants are in State
 custody for unrelated charges and are awaiting removal to federal court.
 Christopher Sadowski, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol,
 Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Columbus Division, said, "ATF is
 committed to work in partnership to reduce gun violence and make our
 communities safer. Armed drug traffickers and the violence generated by
 their activities affect all of us. Today's arrests demonstrate the
 commitment of this law enforcement community to take aggressive action to
 remove the worst of the worst from our streets." U.S. Attorney Susan W.
 Brooks commended the partnership with Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods, a
 federal anti-gun initiative, which provided significant funding for this
 investigation.
     The indictments allege that an investigation which began in October of
 2006, and continued until June of 2007, revealed a number of cocaine
 distribution organizations were operating in the Indianapolis area. The
 investigation revealed that the drug organization was trafficking large
 amounts of cocaine from California to the Indianapolis area,
     Indictment #1:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to distribute
 and distribution of 50 grams or more of crack cocaine:
     Devon Brown, a/k/a "May May", 25, Indianapolis - Fugitive
     Terry Brown, a/k/a "Little Pookie", 21, Indianapolis - Fugitive
     The indictment alleges that DEVON BROWN organized the distribution of
 cocaine base, or "crack," to various customers in the Indianapolis area.
 TERRY BROWN is charged with assisting DEVON BROWN by distributing the crack
 to various individuals.
     Indictment #2:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess and
 distribution of cocaine:
     James L. Carter, Jr., a/k/a "Boogie", 22, Indianapolis - Fugitive
     Jeffrey Carter, a/k/a/ "Bra Bra", a/k/a "Jeffrey", 22, Indianapolis -
 Surrendering
     Cory Carter, a/k/a "Dew Wap", 22, Indianapolis - Surrendering
     This indictment charges JAMES L. CARTER, JR., a/k/a "Boogie," organized
 the distribution of crack to various customers. JEFFREY CARTER, a/k/a "Bra
 Bra," a/k/a "Jeffrey" is charged with assisting with the conspiracy to
 possess and distribution of cocaine. CORY CARTER, a/k/a "Dew Wap," is
 charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of crack.
     Indictment #3:
     FAREN CARTER, a/k/a "Nephew," 22, Indianapolis, Fugitive, is charged
 with two counts of distribution of 50 grams or more of crack. CARTER is
 facing a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, $4 million dollar fine and
 at least 5 years of supervised release.
     Indictment #4:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with
 intent to distribute fifty grams or more of cocaine:
     Duane Sturdivant, a/k/a "Black", 22, Indianapolis (in state custody)
     Kenneth Sturdivant (in state custody)
     Devan Pierson, a/k/a "Bootsie", 25, Indianapolis (in state custody)
     Emmanuel Oliver, a/k/a "BJ", 37, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     DUANE STURDIVANT and DEVAN PIERSON are charged with obtaining
 quantities of cocaine from various sources in the Indianapolis area.
 KENNETH STURDIVANT is charged with possession with intent to distribute
 more than 50 grams of crack and with assisting in the storing and
 distribution of the cocaine. EMMANUEL OLIVER is also charged with
 distribution of 50 grams or more of crack. In addition, DUANE STURDIVANT
 was charged with one count of carrying a firearm during and in relation to
 a crime of drug trafficking.
     Indictment #5:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with
 intent to distribute fifty grams or more of crack cocaine, possession with
 intent to distribute various quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine, and
 distribution of cocaine:
     Lawrence Brookins, a/k/a/ "Duke", 31, Indianapolis
     Kemu Sanders, a/k/a "Mu", 27, Indianapolis
     Khodrow McDaniel, a/k/a "Padro", 25, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Herman Mooney, a/k/a "E", 40, Indianapolis
     All face a maximum penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment, a $4
 million dollar fine, and at least 5 years supervised release.
     The indictment alleges LAWRENCE BROOKINS and KEMU SANDERS conspired to
 obtain various quantities of powder cocaine from various sources in the
 Indianapolis area, including EMORY YOUNG (charged in Indictment #6).
 BROOKINS and SANDERS are charged with cooking the powder cocaine into crack
 for distribution. KHODROW McDANIEL was charged with possession with intent
 to distribute 500 grams of cocaine and/or crack. HERMAN MOONEY is charged
 with possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of the crack.
     Indictment #6:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with
 intent to distribute cocaine:
     Emory Young, a/k/a "Horse", a/k/a "Unc", a/k/a " Horsehead", 37,
 Poland, IN
     Gary Owsley, a/k/a "Buji", a/k/a "Bosco", 39, Indianapolis, Fugitive
 (also charged in Indictment #8)
     Damon Young, 30, Indianapolis
     Howard Owens, a/k/a "H", a/k/a/ "Big H", 33, Indianapolis
     Vincent Williams, a/k/a "Vino", 38, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Eric Gude, a/k/a "Juice", 37, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     James Pope, 24, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Derrick Bailey, a/k/a "Big Mo", 23, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Michael Davis, 43, Indianapolis
     The indictment alleges that throughout the course of the conspiracy
 EMORY YOUNG acted as the leader and organizer of a cocaine distribution
 organization. YOUNG received cocaine and enlisted GARY OWSLEY and DAMON
 YOUNG in distributing the cocaine and collecting payment for the cocaine.
 HOWARD OWENS, VINCENT WILLIAMS, ERIC GUDE, JAMES POPE, DERRICK BAILEY, and
 MICHAEL DAVIS are charged with receiving the cocaine for redistribution.
     Indictment #7
     The following individuals were charged with possession with intent to
 distribute of 5 or more kilograms or more of cocaine:
     Paula Rush, 28, Greenwood
     Lloyd Fuentes, a/k/a/ "Lee", 40, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Deshawn Jefferson, 30, Indianapolis
     Christopher Hendren, 28, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Roger Richardson, 29, Indianapolis, Surrendering
     Otis Matlock, 24, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Tiffany Nichols, 32, Indianapolis
     This indictment alleges that PAULA RUSH and LLOYD FUENTES received
 multiple kilogram quantities of cocaine from California and, in turn,
 shipped proceeds from the distribution of that cocaine to California. The
 shipments and monies were made in nominee names and addresses. DESHAWN
 JEFFERSON, CHRISTOPHER, HENDREN, and ROGER RICHARDSON are charged with
 receiving the cocaine on credit for subsequent distribution in
 Indianapolis. OTIS MATLOCK and TIFFANY NICHOLS are charged with assisting
 in the receipt of packages of cocaine and the shipment and/or receipt of
 monies in the Indianapolis area.
     Indictment #8:
     The following individuals were charged with conspiracy to possess with
 intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of crack
 cocaine, possession with intent to distribute various quantities of cocaine
 and crack cocaine, and distribution of cocaine:
     Shawn Young, a/k/a/ "Six", a/k/a "Tall Man", a/k/a "Sampson", 40,
 Fishers
     Gary Owsley, a/k/a/ "Buji", a/k/a "Bosco" (also charged in #6), 39,
 Indianapolis, Fugitive
     John Doe a/k/a "Youngster", a/k/a "Fort Wayne"
     Also charged in the this indictment for possession with intent to
 distribute of 500 grams or more of cocaine were:
     Shawn Young, a/k/a/ "Six", a/k/a "Tall Man", a/k/a "Sampson"
     Gary Owsley, a/k/a/ "Buji", a/k/a "Bosco", Fugitive
     John Doe a/k/a "Youngster", a/k/a "Fort Wayne"
     James Anthony Owsley, a/k/a "Hustle", a/k/a "Marble", a/k/a "Tony", 41,
 Indianapolis
     Shawn Phillips a/k/a "Shiney", a/k/a "Shiney Face", 32, Indianapolis
     Antwian Coleman a/k/a "Twan", 26, Indianapolis, Fugitive
     Willie A. Mitchell a/k/a "Lil Will", 37, Indianapolis
     The indictment alleges that SHAWN YOUNG served as the leader and
 organizer of a cocaine distribution organization operating in the Southern
 District of Indiana. YOUNG is charged with utilizing the services of GARY
 OWSLEY and JAMES ANTHONY OWSLEY in the distribution of the cocaine. SHAWN
 PHILLIPS and ANTWIAN COLEMAN are charged with receipt of the cocaine.
     If you have information as to the whereabouts of the fugitives, please
 call DEA at (317) 226-7995 or the U.S. Marshal Service at (317) 226-6566.
     The indictments are allegations only, and the defendants are presumed
 innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial or by guilty plea.
 
 

SOURCE United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana

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