Mistrial declared in Grundy drug trafficking case

Richard Grundy III (Photo: IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the drug trafficking case against Richard Grundy III.

The judge ruled that an order concerning juror information was violated.

Grundy's case began Tuesday after jury selection Monday.

He was being tried for a long list of charges, along with four other members of Indianapolis' notorious "Grundy Crew."

Federal prosecutors told jurors during opening statements Tuesday that Grundy headed up a drug ring making millions of dollars selling drugs on the streets of the Circle City.

Court documents lists some of the evidence in the case as seized cash and drugs, controlled undercover buys, wire taps, text messages and even selfies and videos posted on social media.

Prosecutors argue Grundy even posted death threats on social media against people who cooperated with federal investigators.

Grundy hired successful Indianapolis Attorney Kenneth Riggins who has handled a couple of high profile cases in Marion County.

The Grundy Crew is accused of bringing millions of dollars worth marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin from Arizona to Indianapolis in a one-year period.