DEA Seizes Over One Ton Of Marijuana In Fort Wayne (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive
By Madeline Shine- 21Alive

May 1, 2014 Updated May 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (21Alive) -- 50-year-old Martin Gonzalez-Medina, of Indianapolis is facing Federal Narcotic charges after the DEA seized more than a ton of Marijuana in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

According to the DEA, Gonzalez-Medina is in custody and will appear before United States Magistrate Judge John Martin. If convicted, he could face up to 5 to 40 years in prison and a fine up to $5 million.

“This is the most significant marijuana seizure in Northeast, Indiana in several years,” said Special Agent-In-Charge Jack Riley . “This seizure shows that large scale criminal drug trafficking organizations continue to try to use Fort Wayne both as a local distribution center and a transshipment point for distribution to other states,” he added.

According to court documents, the seizure was made on Monday when the marijuana was being delivered to a Warehouse located near Industrial Road. The Marijuana originated in Mexico, went through Texas, and then came to Fort Wayne. The marijuana was transported in twelve large deep freezers.

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