DEA seizes 10 pounds of meth from suspect on east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested an east side Indianapolis man on federal drug charges.

Julio Rosas, 25, faces charges of conspiracy to possess and attempted possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Police learned about a large amount of meth that was destined for Indianapolis over the weekend. Federal, state and local authorities set up surveillance at a restaurant near East 21st Street and I-70, where police say Rosas was going to pick up the drugs.

The surveillance continued at the restaurant and Rosas’ home into the early morning hours of Sept. 17. Rosas ran when he saw the officers. He was taken into custody without incident.

4 fast facts

  • DEA arrested 25-year-old Julio Rosas
  • Police seized 10 pounds of meth
  • Rosas faces up to life in prison if convicted
  • DEA has seized 31 pounds of meth since July 2016

A package with 10 pounds of meth was seized.

“Marion County has experienced a great deal of violence recently fueled by drug trafficking,” said U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler.  “Those who peddle drugs in our neighborhoods will face the hammer of federal prosecution.”

Rosas could face up to life in prison if convicted.

The DEA says the following items have been confiscated in cases since July 2016:

  • 45 pounds of marijuana
  • 26 kilograms of cocaine
  • 31 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 4 pounds of fentanyl
  • 8 firearms

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