Meth and Cocaine Distribution Leader known as “Picasso” Sentenced
Tattoo artist sold large quantiles of illegal drugs in the Indianapolis area
Indianapolis (STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Childress announced today that Kenyatta Ray, 43, Indianapolis, was sentenced to 278 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge James R. Sweeney for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
“The violence and social devastation that methamphetamine brings to our communities is a problem that law enforcement must address.” said Childress. “In addition to illegal drugs, our communities have suffered too much violence at the hands of felons in possession of firearms. Preventing violent crime through dismantling drug trafficking organizations and taking guns out of the hands of those unable to possess a firearm, remains a top priority of my office and I will use every available federal resource to help keep our communities safe.”
Starting in February 2019, federal agents began investigating an Indianapolis based methamphetamine and cocaine distribution organization. Throughout the investigation it was determined that a part time tattoo artist named Kenyatta Ray a.k.a. Picasso was the leader, John Michael Griffin and others transported the methamphetamine and other illegal drugs to Indianapolis to be distributed, and Amanda Rodriguez, as well as Ray were the ones who delivered the illegal drugs to the customers.