Silver Lake woman to serve 288 months in federal prison for role drug trafficking organization

A Kosciusko County woman is among members of an Indiana methamphetamine and heroin trafficking organization sentenced to federal prison.


According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Jovan Stewart, 33, and Dwyatt Harris, 45, both of Indianapolis, were sentenced to 250 and 120 months, respectively, in federal prison, after both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.


According to court documents, Stewart and Harris were members of a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking organization that operated in the Indianapolis area from the summer of 2019 through March 19, 2020. The organization was led by Christopher Tate, also a resident of Indianapolis, who coordinated the receipt of methamphetamine and heroin from different sources and organized the distribution of the controlled substances in Indianapolis. Tate was previously sentenced to 400 months in prison following his conviction at a jury trial.


Stewart served as Tate’s top lieutenant, driving Tate to distribute controlled substances, delivering controlled substances to Tate’s customers at Tate’s direction, and sometimes coordinating with Tate’s sources of supply to obtain the controlled substances. Harris was a lower-level member of the conspiracy.


Harris transported controlled substances from Indianapolis to Silver Lake, for Sandra Kellogg, 41, who served as one of Tate’s methamphetamine distributors. The investigation resulted in the indictment and conviction of thirteen defendants for their roles in the organization’s drug trafficking activity.


Kellogg was sentenced to 288 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute