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FBI investigation in Indianapolis leads to 9 charged in drug trafficking

The FBI said it seized 15 handguns, three rifles, two shotguns, $42,000, 274 grams of cocaine and 150 pounds of marijuana.
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

INDIANAPOLIS — An FBI investigation in Indianapolis led to charges against nine people for drug trafficking.

The investigation found people from California and Mexico were sending methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl to a person in Indianapolis. That person would then sell the drugs, along with others, and send money back to California.

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The FBI said it seized 15 handguns, three rifles, two shotguns, $42,000, 274 grams of cocaine and 150 pounds of marijuana.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

  • Martin Herrera-Diaz Jr., 29, Indianapolis — money laundering, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances
  • Sandra Herrera, 22, Indianapolis — money laundering
  • Jerzon Herrera, 28, Indianapolis — money laundering, distribution of cocaine
  • Antonio Partida-Chavez, 29, Mexico — five counts of distribution of controlled substances
  • Andy Partida-Chavez, 25, Indianapolis — distribution of controlled substances
  • Brandon Vidal, 27, Indianapolis — distribution of controlled substances
  • Miriam Rodriguez Arguello, 32, Indianapolis — distribution of controlled substances
  • Eric Martinez, 25, Indianapolis — distribution of controlled substances
  • Arnoldo Gonzalez Chavez, 23, Indianapolis — distribution of controlled substances.

Sentencing on the charges can range from 10 to 20 years in prison to life in prison if convicted.

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