Haughville, Indianapolis

Infobox_nrhp | name =Haughville Historic District
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location= Indianapolis, Indiana
area =
architect= Bedell,George
architecture= Late Victorian, Romanesque
added = December 09, 1992
governing_body = Local
refnum=92001652cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2006-03-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Haughville is a working class neighborhood west of downtown Indianapolis. Its borders are roughly White River to the east, Holt Rd. to the west, Sixteenth Street to the north and Michigan Street to the south. It suffers from a high crime rate and low property values. The majority of residents are African Americans. It is considered one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the city.

Since 1992, Haughville has been a member of Indianapolis's Weed and Seed initiative, a federal program that targets high crime areas in Indianapolis and attempts to lower the amount of crime. It was actually the first neighborhood in Indianapolis to participate in this program.

A portion of the neighborhood, roughly bounded by 10th St., Belleview Pl., Walnut St. and Concord St., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area is the site of former housing projects, Concord Village.


As of the census of 2005, there were an estimated 8,043 people, a slight increase since 2000. However this represents the over Near Westside Weed and Seed incorporated, which incorporates the population of a small section of other neighborhoods surrounding Haughville. The official population of HaughVille is estimated around 6,500 while the make up of Haughville (excluding Stringtown and other neighboring areas) is approximately around 92 percent African-American or Black descent. The remaining percent of the area is said to be a mixture of White (Non-hispanic) and an increasing Hispanic population.

Of the adult population (25 and older), 40.7% do not have a high school diploma. This leads to the overall neighborhood's per capita being $9,760 and an average household income of only $17,321 making the entire neighborhood well below the average per capita and household income of Indianapolis. Unemployment plagues 16% of Haughville's population, while over 60 percent of the entire neighborhood is below the poverty line. 40% of the population are renting their household, and 66.0% of them have lived 5 years or less in the area.


According to The Indianapolis Star, Haughville had the most violent crime in the city of Indianapolis in the year 2005, with approximately 449 violent crimes taking place in Haughville. However this number is far below the record 2,589 violent crimes recorded in 1997 according to the IPD West District (This would average out to 1 out of 2.5 people being a victim of a violent offense) . During the nineteen-nineties, Haughville averaged 30 homicides a year, having the dubious honor of having one of the highest homicide rates in the nation for a neighborhood census of its size. Recently, crime has been on the decrease.

According to WTHR, Indianapolis - Drug task force officers arrested nearly two dozen people connected to a longtime west side drug ring. Among those taken to jail were a Marion County special deputy and the roommate of a metro police officer.

Only Channel 13 Cameras were there as officers went after members of the Haughville Syndicate suspected of cocaine and crack-cocaine trafficking. The arrests were the result of a nine-month investigation.

A 300-man drug task force team began Tuesday morning by serving arrest and search warrants and confiscating money, drugs and guns to bring down a huge west side drug ring known as the Haughville Syndicate.

"We hope that Haughville Syndicate will be no more," said Susan Brooks, Indiana US attorney.

The task force searched for suspects at 38 locations. One of them was the home of Marion County Special Deputy Darrell Greer, who was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia. Eyewitness News also learned that another man taken into custody is the roommate of a Metro police officer.

"Cleary it's disappointing to have anybody involved in law enforcement become involved on the other side of the law," said Michael Spears, Indianapolis Metro Police chief.

The task force name 27-year-old Roy Lampkin as leader of the Haughville Syndicate. He's one of nearly two dozen people taken into custody. Officers seized approximately $67,000 cash along with 70 weapons, including a machine gun, an Uzi, assault rifles, a Cobray 9 millimeter rifle, and several thousand rounds of ammunition. Police also found drug paraphernalia and small amounts of drugs at the various search sites.

"You see the number of guns that Ms. Brooks talked about today and that's fairly significant and it shows that they were armed and they were drug traffickers," said Brandt Schenken, ATF.

Drug task force officers expect even more arrests.

Meantime, Eyewitness News talked to the police officer whose roommate was taken into custody. The officer says he's done nothing wrong. Deputy Daniel Greer is in trouble for allegedly having a small amount of marijuana.

The suspected leader of the Haughville Syndicate, Roy Lampkin, surrendered in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday.

From the US attorney's press release:

The following individuals have been charged in federal indictments:

Indictment #1:

ROY LAMPKIN, a/k/a "Baby Boy", a/k/a "Unc", 27, Indianapolis (in custody)TERRELL TURNLEY, a/k/a "Talls", 30, Indianapolis (previously in state custody)JAMAEL CARTER, a/k/a "Gar", 25, Indianapolis (in custody)ANTONIO HARDIN, a/k/a "Loc", 29, Indianapolis (in custody)ANTWAN SHACKELFORD, a/k/a "Shack", 27, Indianapolis (in custody)SHERIDAN SISK, a/k/a "Bossy", 25, Indianapolis (in custody)WILLIE STOTT, a/k/a "Meat", 27, Indianapolis (in custody)JARVIS WATSON, a/k/a "Jarhead", a/k/a "Bo", 21, IndianapolisJAMARR GAINES, a/k/a "Omar", 26, Indianapolis

The first indictment alleges that Lampkin is the leader of the Haughville Syndicate and dealt cocaine and crack. It says Turnley, Stott, Carter and Hardin acted as Lampkin's 'lieutenants' who allegedly provided guidance on distributing and pricing the cocaine. Shackelford and Watson are accused of assisting Lampkin by relaying messages from him to his 'lieutenants,' delivering cocaine and collecting and forwarding the money to Lampkin. Sisk is accused of storing, transporting and selling cocaine.

Turnley, Stott, Carter and Hardin are accused of distributing anywhere from an eighth of an ounce of cocaine to nine ounces, with prices from $100 to $6,500.

Gaines is accused as a 'mid-level' distributor of the cocaine.

When police arrested Turnely on July 19, they found 270 grams of crack cocaine in his pants pocket. Whe police raided his house later that day, they found firearms, two digital scales and $3,200. When they searched his cars, they found secret compartments. One of them contained $78,900.00 and approximately 1040 grams of cocaine.

Indictment #2:

EARL ALLEN, a/k/a "E", 32, Indianapolis (in custody)DAVID LEE HARRINGTON, 30, IndianapolisLARRY WILLIAMS, a/k/a ""Elbow", 28, IndianapolisMARIO ADAMS, a/k/a "Bubba", 26, IndianapolisDEMARCUS GARNER, a/k/a "CoCo", 29, Indianapolis (previously in state custody)JERMAINE JOHNSON, a/k/a "Main", 24 (in custody)DEWON WILSON, a/k/a "Cortez", 31, IndianapolisERIC GARNER, a/k/a "Mackbone", 31, Indianapolis (previously in state custody)GARY McMILLER, 40, IndianapolisJONATHAN FURR, a/k/a "Elo", 26, IndianapolisCHRISTOPHER SMITH, a/k/a "Cool Breeze", 23, Indianapolis (previously in state custody)DAWAN CALHOUN, a/k/a "Valdez", 28, Indianapolis

Harrington, Allen, Calhoun, Williams, Adams, Demarcus Garner, Johnson, Wilson and Eric Garener are accused of associating with Lampkin's lieuteants. They are called 'mid-level' distributors of cocaine for the syndicate. Police say they distributed the cocaine primarily in the Indianapolis metro area but also sold cocaine to customers from Bloomington and Lafayette, Indiana and the counties surrounding Marion County.

McMiller, Furr and Smith are accused of acting as an alternate source of supply of cocaine for the mid-level distributors in the conspiracy.

The following individuals were charged with state drug offenses:

JASON ABSTON, a/k/a "Jay, 35 (in custody)GIONNI BEBLEY, 27DAVID BLADES, 34ALICIA BURDEN, 23ALEXANDER CASH, a/k/a "Credit", 45 (previously in state custody)WILMER COLE, 36 (in custody)NATHANIEL HARDIN, a/k/a "Black", a/k/a "Tan", 26KEITH HARDY, 26BRANDON HAYES, a/k/a "B", 24TOSHAWN HINTON, a/k/a "Sin", 20ANTJUAN JEFFERSON, a/k/a "Twan", 23STEVEN LEWIS, a/k/a "Rat Boy", 29 (in custody)COURTNEY LONG, a/k/a Jamal", 21 (in custody)DEANDRE MAJOR, a/k/a "Fat-Life", 24 (previously in state custody)ANTHONY MASON, a/k/a "Ant", 30LONTRELL MILLIGAN, a/k/a Milk Man" 23 (in custody)JOSEPH MODESITT, a/k/a "White Boy Joe", 21KEENAN ROLLERSON, a/k/a "Bird", 19 (previously in state custody)STEVE SCRUGGS, 51JAMES SUBLETT, a/k/a "Jizzle", 27 (in custody)RIONDAL TAYLOR, a/k/a "Ron", 26 (in custody)ANTWAN WATKINS, a/k/a "Twan", 27CAMERON WILLIAMS, a/k/a "Killer", 19DESMOND WILLIAMS, a/k/a "Tink", 26

These charges follow investigations by the, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. The federal indictments are being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Josh Minkler. All federal defendants will be appearing before a U.S. Magistrate Judge for an initial appearance. All federal defendants face a possible sentence of ten years to life imprisonment, a $4 million dollar fine, and not less than five years supervised release.

The indictments are an allegation only, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial or by guilty plea.

(Information from press release)


External links

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