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Richard Grundy on trial. Allegedly led Indianapolis drug dealing organization.

Jury selected Monday
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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:23:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS—The federal trial of alleged Indianapolis drug kingpin Richard Grundy and four other men is underway.

A jury was picked Monday in U.S. District Court for a trial that could last as long as six weeks, according to a court spokesman.

Grundy was one of more than twenty people indicted and arrested in late-2017 on various federal drug charges, and most have pleaded guilty.

Grundy is charged with: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Launder Money.

On trial with him are: Derek Atwater, James Beasley, Undrae Moseby and Ezell Neville.

Grundy allegedly headed a drug operation that sold cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin.

The drugs were imported from out-of-state and sold in Indiana.

Grundy has spent a lot of time in court. In 2015, he faced ten charges in Marion County Criminal Court, including four counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder. But nine of the charges were eventually dropped and Grundy pleaded guilty to one count of Dealing in Marijuana. He was given probation.

At the time of his Indianapolis court hearing at which he pleaded guilty, Grundy gave an exclusive interview to RTV6.