Six busted in meth ring probe

March 3, 2011

Six people have been charged by federal agents after a two-month investigation into a methamphetamine ring in Indianapolis. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said 27 guns, including assault weapons, were seized along with 3 pounds of meth and nearly $34,000. Hogsett called the bust "historic" and "the dismantling of a major narcotics trafficking operation." Five of the six people arrested are from Mexico: Ricardo Diaz, 32; Irma Lorena Escalera-Avalos, 34; Miguel Martinez, 20; Leodegario Martinez-Rios, 38; and Daniel Sandoval, 41. Alondra Villa, 27, of Indianapolis, also was arrested. An infant and three other children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.