INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis drug dealer is headed to federal prison.
Thomas L. Goliday, 49, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.
“The investigators from IMPD did a tremendous job investigating this case,” said Acting US Attorney John Childress. “Another drug dealer is off the streets of Indianapolis, a firearm is out of the hands of a convicted felon, dangerous and illegal substances are removed from the community, and Goliday is being held accountable for his illegal behavior.”
In Aug. 2018, Indy Metro Police learned that an individual known as “Red” was dealing large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base around Indianapolis. “Red” was identified as Goliday, who lived in Indianapolis and was on supervised release from a 2009 drug arrest in Tennessee.
Police got a search warrant for Goliday’s home in Sept. 2018. During the execution of the warrant, Goliday returned to his house as the search was occurring.
In the home’s attached garage, police found a loaded Glock 22, .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, over 49 grams of fentanyl, over 42 grams of a fentanyl and cocaine mixture, over 10 grams of cocaine base, over 10 grams of methamphetamine, 6 Alprazolam 1mg schedule IV pills, and 8 Oxycodone pills.
Police also learned that Goliday had been receiving and selling two ounces of heroin a week for a year.
The case was investigated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Goliday must serve 10 years on probation following his release from prison.