An Indianapolis man arrested in 2015 in connection with a large drug ring that distributed heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in the Indianapolis area has been convicted of multiple charges in a federal court, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced Tuesday.
Geraldo Colon, 48, was found guilty of drug distribution, money laundering and false bankruptcy charges stemming from his March 2015 arrest during “Operation Family Ties,” which dismantled a drug trafficking ring that largely distributed on the city’s northwest side and in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, according to a news release.
In May 2014, investigators became aware of large quantities of narcotics being shipped from Phoenix, Ariz., to a location on Bomar Lane in Greenwood. The drugs were then transferred to the Muebleria Luz furniture store and distributed to area drug traffickers.
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During the course of the investigation, Colon was identified as the ring leader, responsible for an organization that trafficked hundreds of pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine to the city and surrounding areas.
Search warrants served as part of the investigation confiscated 24 guns, more than $4.5 million in cash, 9.5 kilograms of heroin, more than 21 kilograms of cocaine and 22 kilograms of methamphetamine.
U.S. District Attorney Josh Minkler said in the release that convictions like this further the office’s goal of cracking down on drug trafficking in the region.
“The goal of this office is to make the Southern District of Indiana the worst place in America to sell drugs,” Minkler said. “That is accomplished by investigations like this which arrest drug dealers, detain them without bond, convict them at trial…