TERRE HAUTE – A Federal judge sentenced a Vincennes man to more than 11 years in federal prison after mailing meth from California to at least two Indiana addresses.
According to federal prosecutors, 54-year-old Christopher Wrought pleaded guilty to offenses related to trafficking meth.
As part of the sentence, U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon ordered that Wrought be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for five years following his release from federal prison.
The investigation into Wrought began in April 2021, when multiple agencies, including the Greene County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, and Bloomington Police Department Drug Task Force, suspected him of trafficking meth and heroin into Indiana.
On May 20, 2021, Wrought arrived in Fresno, California, after taking a charter bus from Bloomington. While there, he mailed two packages containing drugs from California to a Bloomfield address, federal prosecutors said.
Wrought boarded a Greyhound bus to return to Bloomington, but drug interdiction officers intercepted him in Kansas City. He told police he was on his way back to Indiana and consented to a search of his bags.
Police found methamphetamine inside a white mailing envelope in one bag. Another bag contained meth, marijuana, and cocaine. Wrought was also in possession of heroin. Police also found $10,000 in cash bundled in rubber bands.
On May 26, 2021, one of the packages Wrought sent from California arrived in Bloomfield. The package contained 232 grams of meth and 63 grams of cocaine.
The second package arrived in Bloomfield the next day; investigators said the five-pound parcel contained 907 grams of meth and 178 grams of heroin. The second package also had a handwritten return address with Wrought’s name and an associated address in Solsberry, located in Greene County.
Over the preceding year, investigators suspect Wrought mailed about 12 boxes of drugs from Fresno to the addresses in Bloomfield and Solsberry.