According to the indictment, from 2008 through the end of 2012, Andrew Blane Fields, 62, engaged in the sex trafficking of three different victims for commercial gain. Fields coerced and controlled the victims by, among other methods, supplying them with a large number of highly addictive prescription drugs on a daily basis. During the execution of a federal search warrant, HSI special agents recovered thousands of prescription pills from Fields' residence.
If convicted on all counts, Fields faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
Fields was previously charged by criminal complaint March 20.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.