Richard Grundy III and 25 others charged federal drug-trafficking case

Full Article

Indy Star on November 20, 2017 by Ryan Martin and Tim Evans

Richard Grundy III, who eluded several local drug and murder charges over the last two years in Marion County, is now facing new drug charges — this time from the federal government.

On Monday, indictments unsealed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana detailed new allegations against Grundy and 25 others during the months preceding and following Grundy’s sentencing in September for dealing marijuana.

From about June to November, the indictments say, 28-year-old Grundy led a gang that bought methamphetamine from Phoenix, stored it in stash houses in Indianapolis and distributed it throughout the area. The group also dealt heroin and marijuana, according to the indictments.

“Drug dealing fuels violence and the addiction epidemic our community faces each and every day,” U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said in a statement. “Violent criminals who conduct criminal activity in and around Indianapolis will feel the full force of federal law enforcement.”

“Today’s announcement sends a clear message that law enforcement, and our community, will not waiver on efforts to identify and hold accountable those believed to be responsible for committing violent acts,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Bryan Roach said in a statement.