“Today was a massive undertaking.” FBI reports 41 arrested after massive FBI raid in central Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/WTHI) – The FBI, Indiana State Police and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department served more than 50 search warrants at multiple locations in Indianapolis and other Indiana counties on Thursday as part of a raid, according to officials with the FBI.

Search warrants were being served in multiple locations and nearly 700 officers were involved in the raids.

During a press conference held by the FBI, officials reported this operation began in February of 2016 and was called ‘Operation Glass House.’

Residents in Indianapolis reported to our sister station WISH-TV that they were seeing a large presence of police on the city’s southwest side just after 6 a.m.  FBI, Indiana State Police and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were at a home near Norfolk and McCarty streets. Agents were seen trying to break open a large safe at that location.

Law enforcement agents were also at a home near Waldemar and Oliver.  Sources say these raids also involve ATF, Border Patrol and other agencies.

The FBI reported during the press conference that 41 individuals were arrested as a result of of these warrants.

The following items were seized: 
+ 19 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $200,000
+1.5 kilograms of heroin with a street value of more than $150,000
+1 kilogram of cocaine with a street value of more than $20,000
+$85,000 in drug related cash
+94 illegally possessed firearms

FBI officials reported there were no injuries reported from these warrants.

The Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Brady said all defendants face 10 years to life if convicted on all counts.

There were 53 arrest warrants and 40 search warrants served. 41 people were arrested and police are still seeking 12 suspects. Police have charged the following people:

  • Daryl Albertson, 44
  • Jessica Dreyer, 40
  • Amanda Nelson Craft, 40
  • Kimberly Gaskins, 44
  • Jose Zamudio, 36
  • Christian Morales, 27
  • Alejandro Garcia, 34
  • Adrian Bennett, 33
  • Jeffrey Rush, 49
  • Samantha Barton, 40
  • Joseph Coltharp, 49
  • James Smotherman, 42
  • Anthony Plymate, 47
  • Falisha Shatz, 38
  • Christopher Williams, 34
  • Juan Zamudio, 31
  • Maria Gonzalez, 36
  • Evelyn Perez, 22
  • Jeremy Perdue, 34
  • Gerardo Nunez, 26
  • David Silnes, 41
  • Timothy Berry, 29
  • Armando Bautista, 37

“The FBI’s message is clear and unequivocal,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott. “We will continue to work together with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to rid the streets throughout Indiana of dangerous and violent offenders. Today’s operation illustrates our commitment to using our combined resources to attack these criminal enterprises.”