Indianapolis drug boss Richard (Ricky Rich) Grundy and several of his Mob Family crew lieutenants were found guilty of narcotics trafficking at a federal trial that required a change of venue from the Circle City to Evansville. The 30-year old Grundy and four co-defendants had their first trial end in a mistrial last month immediately after opening arguments. They were all arrested in September 2017 in the DEA’s Operation Electric Avenue bust along with 20 other Mob Family members and associates.

The Mob Family crew is the most infamous and feared drug organization to ever rule the streets of Indy. Grundy and his main muscle, John (Little Johnny) Means have beaten multiple murder raps over the past five years. Authorities peg Grundy as a suspect in ordering at least a half-dozen gangland hits.

Means, who is the suspect in a pair of 2014 double homicides he avoided guilty verdicts for in a pair of trials, is currently in prison on a gun charge. Grundy walked from four state murder counts in the months before the Operation Electric Avenue indictment landed.

Testifying in his own defense, the plump, baby-faced Grundy told jurors the Mob Family is a hip hop music label not an organized crime syndicate and that his indictment in the case is purely a result of his reputation. Jurors convicted Grundy of heading a multi-million dollar drug empire that shipped cocaine, marijuana, heroin and crystal meth from Arizona to Indiana using Greyhound buses and private delivery services.

“Ricky Grundy is the classic kingpin,” U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler told reporters following the verdict Thursday evening.

The feds ended up doing what his enemies couldn’t; getting Ricky Rich off the streets. Grundy dodged a number of assassination attempts during his reign, including one at a funeral procession. He faces 10 years-to-life in prison when he is sentenced this fall.

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