INDIANAPOLIS – A Bloomfield man was one of 19 individuals indicted in connection to a federal methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking operation in Indianapolis. Seventeen of these individuals are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The indictment for Kenneth K. Fielder, 26, of Bloomfield came after federal agents and officers from various law enforcement agencies searched numerous locations in the Indianapolis area Wednesday. This operation led to the arrest of 17 individuals, with two individuals, including Fielder, considered fugitives.
During the investigation, approximately 35 firearms, $70,000 in currency, 1.75 kilograms of fentanyl, 14 pounds of methamphetamine, 6 ounces of cocaine, and 30 pounds of marijuana were seized.
According to the indictment, Jason Betts, 26, of Indianapolis, directed the activities of a methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking organization. Montez Wells, 30, and Richard Wells, 28, both of Indianapolis, also “distributed significant quantities” of the drugs.
“I believe the safety and quality of life of citizens living in Indianapolis neighborhoods improves when law enforcement works collaboratively,” Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Childress, said. “This happens by pooling resources to target, investigate and prosecute organizations engaged in drug trafficking in our community. That is precisely what occurred in this case.”
Those charged include:
- Jason Betts, 26, Indianapolis
- Jennifer Black, 39, Indianapolis
- Montez Wells, 30, Indianapolis
- Richard Wells, 28, Indianapolis
- Aleshalia Boss, 40, Indianapolis
- Carl Wilson, 34, Indianapolis
- Donta Hampton, 34, Indianapolis
- Rick Coley, 34, Indianapolis
- Colin Johnson, 30, Indianapolis
- David Duggar, 38, Greenwood
- Brian McGee, 42, Indianapolis
- Justin Helms, 41, Spencer
- William Mosier, 41, Indianapolis
- Christina Pennington, 26, Indianapolis*
- Mar-Kel Sampson, 29, Indianapolis
- Asa Vetters, 30, Indianapolis
- Brittany Cocco, 31, Indianapolis
- Marco Uribe, 41, Indianapolis
- Kenneth K. Fielder, 26, Bloomfield*
*Remains a fugitive
If convicted, the defendants charged with conspiracy face 10 years to life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.