Indianapolis gang members indicted on federal racketeering charges

Federal charges in robberies of pharmacies
Pharmacy robberies arrests

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Nine members of the Indianapolis gang known as "The Mob," notorious for robbing local pharmacies and selling the stolen drugs on the street, have been indicted.

Eight people have been arrested, while one remains a fugitive. One of the arrested individuals has not yet been identified. The seven identified suspects are:

  • Larry Warren, 19
  • Miguel Chambers, 20
  • Kye Jackson, 22
  • Anthony Jackson, 19
  • Devon Taylor, 20
  • Alphonse Turner, 24
  • Justin Rudolph, 23

Investigators are still looking for Duwan Byers, 21.

Several minors, who have not yet been identified, were also arrested.

Six of those arrested individuals are facing federal charges for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations.

The indictment claims The Mob robbed at least 24 local pharmacies between December 2014 and June 2016. The gang is believed to have sold the stolen prescription drugs, including OxyContin, Percocet and Roxicodone, on the street. In many of the robberies, thousands of pills and tablets were stolen, which could be sold for up to $15 each on the street.

U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the indictment, saying the accused will now face consequences.

"Their reign of terror is over and now face the hammer of federal law enforcement," he said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were all involved in the investigation of this case.

If convicted, the defendants will face decades in prison.

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