Crime Watch 8

8 indicted by FBI on federal drug charges

The FBI seal is seen before FBI Director Christopher Wray news conference on the inspector general's report at FBI headquarters on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The FBI announced the indictment of eight people Tuesday afternoon on federal drug charges following raids Monday morning across Indianapolis.

The indictments said the people are accused of trafficking meth and other illegal drugs.

  • Christopher Shelton a/k/a Horse, Indianapolis, 41
  • Scot Nelson, Indianapolis, 37
  • Joshua Douglas, Muncie, 38
  • Marguerite Collins, Indianapolis, 45
  • Jarrad Cooney, Indianapolis, 32
  • Jason Corey, Indianapolis, 47
  • Antonio Turner a/k/a Trapper a/k/a Tone, Indianapolis, 32
  • Stephen Cole, Indianapolis, 43

Sixteen search warrants were served, the FBI said. Investigators found 31 illegal firearms, 4.5 pounds of meth, a half of a kilogram of cocaine, 1 kilogram of fentanyl and around $272,000.

FBI, state and local law enforcement carrying out raids around Indy

The FBI said the investigation began in the fall of 2019 looking at multiple people suspected of trafficking drugs.

Investigators were then led to Muncie, where meetings happened and meth would then be transported to Vans Auto Repair in Indianapolis.

“During these challenging times, the last things we need in our neighborhoods are more crime guns, more fentanyl, more methamphetamine, more cocaine, more heroin, and more drug money,” said Josh Minkler, U.S. attorney. “I commend the hard work of the FBI, the IRS and the IMPD who combined their limited law enforcement resources in order to remove a criminal organization that sought to financially profit by infesting our city’s streets with more guns, more drugs and more blood money.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers are searching for Halton Butler and Gary Hatcher, both wanted in connection to the raids.

IMPD said the men are wanted for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.