2 Agencies Involved Evansville Vanderburgh Joint Task Force ATF DEA FBI IRSUSPSEvansville Police DepartmentUS Attorney’s OfficeWarrick County Sheriff’s OfficeIndiana State PoliceIllinois State PoliceVincennes Police DepartmentVanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s OfficeKnox County Sheriff’s OfficeUnited States Marshal’s ServiceDubois County Sheriff’s OfficePosey County Narcotics Task ForceMartin County Sheriff’s OfficeDaviess County Sheriff’s OfficeIndiana Parole DepartmentPosey County Sheriff’s Office
3 Beginning Beginning in early-mid 2013 Tips lead to investigation of drug trafficking ringSuspects resided in Vanderburgh CountyDealing large quantities of Methamphetamine, specifically crystal methamphetamine
4 First Arrest s April 28 – May 28 Seven (7) arrested A Felony & B Felony – Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in MethamphetamineAll charged by State of IndianaAll arrested in VANDERBURGH Co.Key individuals involved in the ongoing conspiracy
5 A FELONY – CONSP. DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE Eva BuckJames Earl LingMontrako BradleyA FELONY – CONSP. DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINERobert Robertson JrJoseph WagnerEdward Nance
6 B-Felony – Consp. Dealing in Methamphetamine BonnieKay WanglerB-Felony – Consp. Dealing in Methamphetamine
7 Second Arrests Three Men Arrested ~13 lbs. of Crystal Meth Estimated $627,000 street valueAttempted to evade PoliceMen arrested in GIBSON Co.All three (3) cases taken Federally
9 String of Arrests September 26, 2014 – December 26, 2014 5 men arrested in this period4 new suspects, 1 repeat (LING)Two in Federal Custody (LING / COSBY)Two in State Custody (SELBY / DARNELL)One in Joint Custody (TANKSLEYTanksley / Cosby– Arrested in Vanderburgh Co.Selby – Arrested in Dubois Co.Ling– Arrested in IllinoisDarnell – Arrested in Knox Co.
11 Attempted Murder Arrests Multiple sources indicated this ring had involvement in a kidnapping and attempted murderOn January 6, 2015 a decision was made to arrest all involved.State/Federal agencies combined to serve warrants.Six arrested on Attempted Murder; of those six (6), three (3) were also indicted federally on methamphetamine related chargesOne arrested on Consp. Dealing in MethTwo arrested in Dealing in a SyntheticsOne arrested on Possession of a Firearm by a SVFOne arrested on Possession of Firearm by a Felon / Assisting a criminal
13 Eva BuckConsp. Dealing in MethMeko Levels Jr.Dealing in SyntheticsFreddie Wiggins-Poss. of a Firearm by aSerious Violent Felon-Poss. of a sawed offshotgunJoshua BrownDealing in Synthetics
14 Additional ArrestsSean McClain – 11/07/1969 – Arizona (Arrested in Flagstaff AZ )Brian Tucker – 12/09/1981 – Evansville (Arrested in Las Vegas )Allen Fox – (arrested in Daviess Co )Sean Killion – 04/03/1972 – Vincennes, IN (arrested in Sebastian, FL – )
15 Sean KillionKillion currently has an outstanding warrant for his arrest on conspiracy to deal over 500 grams of Meth.Killion is from Vincennes and has ties to Evansville area.He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
16 End of January, 2015 arrests9 members of the organization were arrested between January 28 and January 31 on both Federal and State Conspiracy to Deal in Methamphetamine charges.Roger Streete – Martin Co.Michael Kline – Martin Co.Sheila Taylor – Martin Co.Stephen Hart - Bloomington
17 Eric StinsonPatrick PateLyron MillerFederal IndictmentStephen BarnettMichelle Pippen
33 Total Amounts Seized 74 pounds of Methamphetamine Approx. $400,000 Approx. 20 firearms2 vehicles
34 Breakdown 74 pounds seized 454 Grams / Pound Typical single use of meth is .25 gram74 pounds seized = 134,384 single uses of methamphetamine(This estimate includes gross product, but does not include cutting agents typically added at each step in the drug making process.)
35 Agencies Involved Evansville Vanderburgh Joint Task Force ATF DEA FBI IRSUSPSEvansville Police DepartmentUS Attorney’s OfficeWarrick County Sheriff’s OfficeIndiana State PoliceIllinois State PoliceVincennes Police DepartmentVanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s OfficeKnox County Sheriff’s OfficeUnited States Marshal’s ServiceDubois County Sheriff’s OfficePosey County Narcotics Task ForceMartin County Sheriff’s OfficeDaviess County Sheriff’s OfficeIndiana Parole DepartmentPosey County Sheriff’s Office