Indianapolis Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Heroin

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INDIANAPOLIS – Dorian Hayden, 26, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on February 13, 2020, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) obtained a search warrant for Hayden’s Indianapolis apartment on Baneberry Lane. Hayden was a suspected drug trafficker. The officers went to Hayden’s apartment. When they arrived, they saw Hayden exit his apartment, enter a vehicle, and drive away. The officers stopped Hayden’s vehicle because they knew Hayden had a suspended driver’s license. Hayden was ordered out the vehicle. While placing Hayden in custody, the officers seized two loaded Glock handguns from Hayden’s pants pocket along with a key to his apartment.

On that same day, a search warrant was executed at Hayden’s apartment. The officers found 1.6 kilograms of methamphetamine, 49.64 grams of heroin, cutting products, multiple digital scales, $38,468 in U.S. currency, two metal industrial presses, a digital money counter, and a loaded semiautomatic pistol. Hayden admitted in his guilty plea that he had intended to sell the methamphetamine and heroin.    

Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Columbus Field Division; Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Indianapolis Field Office; and Randal Taylor, Police Chief of IMPD made the announcement.

ATF, DEA, and IMPD investigated the case. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker. As part of the sentence, Barker ordered that Hayden be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for five years following his release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle P. Brady who prosecuted this case.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.