Alleged drug ring leader’s trial moved to Evansville

The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man’s first trial ended in a mistrial.

Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug trafficking charges, but a mistrial was declared July 10 after a court order concerning jurors’ personal information was violated.

The Indianapolis Star reports that court documents show Grundy will now stand trial July 29 at the U.S. district court in Evansville.

Prosecutors declined to comment Friday on the change of venue.

A federal indictment alleges Grundy led the so-called “Grundy Crew” and that it sold more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana and 280 pounds of methamphetamine on Indianapolis’ streets between April 2016 and November 2017.

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