Indianapolis drug kingpin found guilty on all charges in Evansville trial

Indianapolis drug kingpin found guilty on all charges in Evansville trial

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Indianapolis drug kingpin, whose trial was being held here in Evansville, was found guilty on all charges.

Richard Grundy III and four members of the so-called “Grundy Crew”, were found guilty late Thursday. According to the Department of Justice news release, Grundy was the leader of the drug trafficking organization, which sold over 400 pounds of methamphetamine.

Richard Grundy III.
Richard Grundy III. (Source: IMPD)

Grundy and the co-defendants will face many years of prison for alleged trafficking of large amounts marijuana, heroin, meth and cocaine.

“Richard Grundy’s conviction is another positive step in our continued efforts to combat violence and drug trafficking in Indianapolis," stated United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler. "Over the last three weeks, we proved that Grundy was the kingpin of an armed drug trafficking organization that infested our city with heroin, methamphetamine, and other illegal drugs. This verdict sends a clear message that Grundy’s days of pushing drugs, perpetuating violence and menacing the good people of Indianapolis are over.”

According to several law enforcement agencies, undercover officers tracked the Grundy Crew for about a year. They caught them making millions from drug transactions.

Sentencing in the case will be set at a later time.

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