Feds: Indianapolis heroin ring based at body shop

INDIANAPOLIS - A federal grand jury has indicted four men for allegedly operating a heroin distribution ring out of an Indianapolis inner-city auto body shop.

The indictment charges 36-year-old Francisco Javier Perez-Garcia, 26-year-old Mario Vasquez, 46-year-old Agustin Martinez-Acosta and 27-year-old Jeronimo Lagunes with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Perez-Garcia and Vasquez also were charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says the ring sold heroin originating in Mexico, California and Houston from Perez-Garcia's body shop in the Brightwood neighborhood on the near north side of Indianapolis. Court documents allege more than a kilogram of heroin valued at more than $100,000 was seized in the investigation.

A message seeking comment was left for an attorney for Lagunes. Court records didn't list attorneys for the other three men.

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