Indiana Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years for Trafficking Meth from California to Indiana
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers of the Southern District of Indiana announced that Christopher Wrought, 54, of Vincennes, Indiana, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to methamphetamine trafficking offenses.
According to court documents, in April 2021, officers with the Greene County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police and Bloomington Police Department Drug Task Force were investigating Wrought for methamphetamine and heroin trafficking. Officers learned that Wrought traveled by charter bus from Bloomington, Indiana, and arrived in Fresno, California, on May 20, 2021. On May 25, 2021, Wrought shipped two parcels containing controlled substances via FedEx to an address in Bloomfield, Indiana. Wrought then boarded a Greyhound bus back to Bloomington.
On May 27, 2021, Wrought was stopped by drug interdiction officers in Kansas City, Missouri. During the stop, a K-9 alerted to a duffle bag belonging to Wrought. Wrought agreed to speak with the officers and exited the bus. Wrought admitted that he was traveling from California to Bloomington and consented to a search of his bags and his person. Officers located a white mailing envelope containing 229 grams of methamphetamine in one bag.
In another bag, officers found 19 grams of methamphetamine, a plastic baggie containing 64 grams of marijuana and a plastic baggie containing eight grams of cocaine. A search of Wrought’s person revealed two grams of heroin in his pocket. Officers also located $10,000 in U.S. currency bundled with rubber bands.
The one-pound parcel delivered by FedEx on May 26, 2021, to the Bloomfield address, contained 232 grams of methamphetamine and 63 grams of cocaine. The five-pound parcel delivered by FedEx on May 27, 2021, to the same Bloomfield address, contained 907 grams of methamphetamine and 178 grams of heroin.
Also contained inside the second parcel was a handwritten return address with Wrought’s name and a Solsberry address affiliated with Wrought. Investigators learned that approximately 12 suspected drug parcels had been sent from Fresno to Bloomfield and Solsberry addresses associated with Wrought over the past year.