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Vista Woman Indicted in Methamphetamine Conspiracy Out of Indiana: Atty.

A Vista woman was one of 23 federally indicted in a methamphetamine conspiracy out of Indiana, U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced Thursday. 

Amanda Nelson Craft, 40, was arrested by FBI Agents at her residence in Vista Thursday on an arrest warrant issued out of the Southern District of Indiana.

The 23 individuals face federal charges for allegedly dealing methamphetamine on the Southwest side of Indianapolis. 

“Narcotics dealing spawns increased violence in our neighborhoods,” said Minkler in a statement. “Those that are in the business of dealing drugs in this community can expect the full brunt of the federal hammer and the consequences that follow.”

Law enforcement officials also collected evidence from the home on Guajome Lane Road. Craft is being charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.

Law enforcement officials first began investigating in early 2016 when they learned an organization was bringing large quantities of methamphetamine and other narcotics into Indianapolis neighborhoods. 

Officials served 40 warrants at various locations Thursday morning and collectively seized 94 firearms, 19 pounds of methamphetamine, 35 pounds of marijuana, 1 kilogram of cocaine, 1.5 kilograms of heroin and $85,000 in cash, according to the U.S. Attorney. 

No other information was immediately available.

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