Indianapolis drug kingpin Richard (Ricky Rich) Grundy saw his federal trial for narcotics-trafficking end before it ever really started this week when a mistrial was declared for violation of a court order related to juror information. The trial had opening arguments and testimony begin Tuesday before a motion by the prosecution for a mistrial was granted by U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson Wednesday.
The 30-year old Grundy has been in custody for two years awaiting trial – he’s alleged to have standing contracts on the heads of anybody who talks to the police and has been accused of witness intimidation in the past. In the years before he was locked up, he was living a movie script, avoiding an assassination attempt during a funeral procession and according to charges that never materialized into convictions, growing his drug empire to gargantuan proportions by gunning down almost a dozen rivals on his way to the top of the Midwest dope game over the past decade.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office estimates over a three-year period in the early 2000s, Grundy’s organization netted $16,000,000. His plug was in Arizona and prosecutors’ allege he shipped more than 4,000 pounds of high-grade hydroponic marijuana using private parcel delivery services in the three-year span.
Grundy and 21 alleged lieutenants and associates of his Indy “Mob Family” gang were indicted for selling marijuana, meth, heroin and cocaine in 2017, the same year Grundy skated on murder charges in state court and pleaded guilty to pushing weed out of Marion County. Grundy’s Mob Family crew is the most notorious criminal group Indiana has ever had in its midst.
The name Ricky Rich echoes loud and strikes fear across the Hoosier State, his boastful and showy social media posts garnering hundreds of thousands of views and a countless line of potential witnesses against him refusing to testify. He’s spoken about eventually desiring to transition from the dope game to the rap game.
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