Feds, local police bust multi-county meth operation in Indiana; 14 people arrested

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 8, 2015) – Federal prosecutors say a multi-county operation involving several law enforcement agencies broke up a large methamphetamine ring operating in Indiana.

The bust resulted in 14 arrests after authorities served warrants in Marion, Vigo and Morgan counties early Wednesday morning. According to federal prosecutors, the operation began in June 2014 and continued operating until Wednesday’s raids.

Investigators said the suspects arrested in the case received meth “on consignment,” taking the money from a source without paying for it or making only a partial payment at the time. They would then sell the drugs and pay their supplier in full once they had distributed the meth and received payment from their customers.

The following individuals were arrested, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced Wednesday:

  • 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

Here’s how prosecutors said the operation worked: Charles and Thresa Talley received methamphetamine from Honan and Roman Rivera Bonilla and Key. They then gave the drugs to Sims, Ridener and Ross for distribution throughout the Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Mooresville and Martinsville areas.

Diaz-Reyes, Camplin and Woods were charged with possessing firearms in the case, which involved investigators from the FBI, DEA, Indiana State Police, Vigo County Drug Task Force, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office. As a result of the investigation, law enforcement seized 24 guns and 13 pounds of methamphetamine.

Federal prosecutors said all suspects face decades in prison if convicted.

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