Law enforcement officials believe that an alleged meth kingpin behind a violent drug operation threatened witnesses on Facebook. As The Daily Beast shares, 28-year-old Richard Bernard Grundy III faced life in prison for charges including murder in 2015. Prosecutors ultimately dropped the case and he received time served for dealing marijuana.
“I want to live a normal life,” he told the IndyStar over the summer. “I want to live where I ain’t got to look over my shoulders or be harassed every time that I’m pulled over by a police officer or, you know what I’m saying, just being harassed for being me.”
On Monday, Gundy was arrested along with 25 others for his involvement in a methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana ring between Phoenix, Arizona, and Indiana. According to the federal indictment, he threatened to kill informants in a series of Facebook posts. One post reportedly showed Grundy rapping about a “code of silence” and warning snitches: “We get violent if you’re telling,” and “Bitch, you better close your mouth for them feds.”
Grundy is charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.Other members of the so-called Grundy Crew are facing charges including distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
The Indy Star says that the Grundy Crew, which includes his wife, father and other family members, has been associated with at least nine homicides, per court documents, as well as five nonfatal shootings.