Armed Indiana Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that Charles Marshall, 45, of Speedway, Indiana, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
According to court documents, on Aug. 11, 2022, agents with the DEA executed federal search warrants at Marshall’s Speedway apartment as a part of an investigation into his drug trafficking activities. In the home, agents located approximately 57.6 grams of fentanyl, a loaded .44 caliber revolver under the bed, a digital scale with drug residue in the bedroom closet, and a blender with drug residue under the kitchen sink. Agents also located 24.9 grams of fentanyl in the headliner of the Chevrolet Equinox Marshall drove just prior to execution of the warrants.
Joining ASAC Gannon and U.S. Attorney Myers in making the announcement was Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randal Taylor.
“Fentanyl dealers value their profits far more than the lives of our families and neighbors,” said U.S. Attorney Myers. “We must fight to save lives by investigating and prosecuting criminals who exploit the epidemic of substance use disorder to satisfy their own greed. Our office, the DEA, and IMPD are committed to holding fentanyl traffickers accountable for pushing deadly poison on our streets.”
The DEA and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigated. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. Judge Pratt also ordered that Marshall be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for four years following his release from federal prison and pay a $500 fine.
U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Corbin Houston and Patrick Gibson, who prosecuted this case.