Federal agents seize 2,000 pounds of marijuana in Fort Wayne bust
Police arrested an Indianapolis man after seizing more than a ton of marijuana at a Fort Wayne warehouse.
Martin Gonzalez-Medina, 50, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Court documents show officers seized the drugs on Monday as it was being delivered to a warehouse off of Industrial Road in Fort Wayne.
"This is the most significant marijuana seizure in northeast Indiana in several years. This seizure shows that large scale criminal drug trafficking organizations continue to try to use Fort Wayne both as a local distribution center and a transshipment point for distribution to other states," said Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Riley.
Investigators say the marijuana came from Texas and was transported through Texas compressed and hidden in 12 large deep freezers.
If convicted, Gonzalez-Medina faces a mandatory sentence of 5-40 years in prison, plus a fine of up to $5 million.