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Meth distribution ring from Indy to Terre Haute dismantled

INDIANA (WTHI) – The U.S Attorney’s Office released Wednesday afternoon of a methamphetamine distribution ring ranging from Terre Haute to Indianapolis was dismantled after a year-long case.

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced 14 defendants were arrested on various gun and drug-related charges after federal agents along with state and local officers served warrants in Marion, Vigo and Morgan counties early Wednesday morning.

Most defendants face charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine.

“The violence and social devastation that methamphetamine brings to our communities is a problem that law enforcement needs to address.” said Minkler. “Preventing violent crime through dismantling drug trafficking organizations, remains a top priority of my office and I will use every available federal resource to help keep our communities safe.”

According to the indictment, the conspiracy began in June 2014 and continued until Wednesday.

The defendants used mobile phones to facilitate the methamphetamine distribution and often used coded messages and texts to discuss prices and quantities of the drug.

Those arrested include:

  • 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

The indictment further alleges that Charles and Thresa Talley received large quantities of methamphetamine from Honan and Ramon Rivera Bonilla and Key.

The Talley’s then distributed the methamphetamine to Sims, Ridener and Ross for redistribution throughout the Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Mooresville and Martinsville areas. Diaz-Reyes, Camplin and Woods were also charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of their methamphetamine-related crimes.

As a result of this investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Indiana State Police, Vigo County Drug Task Force, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office, law enforcement seized 24 firearms and 13 pounds of methamphetamine.

“The FBI will continue to combat drug trafficking organizations with our local, state and federal partners in order to keep the citizens of Indiana safe,” said Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Mathew Lasher who is prosecuting this case for the government, all defendants face decades in prison if convicted.

An Indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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