EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Seventeen people have been federally indicted for allegedly operating a drug ring in Indiana and Kentucky with ties to the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club.
The following have been charged as part of Operation Reapin Benefits:
- James Benton, 66, of Evansville
- Brian Eden, 40, of Evansville
- Gary Wayne Forston, 39, of Evansville
- Clarence Grubbs, 48, of Evansville
- Central Holman IV, 28, of Owensboro, Kentucky
- Demoreal Killebrew, 21, of Owensboro
- Adam Lafferty, 38, of Evansville
- Shane Lewis, 32, of Evansville
- April Martin, 45, of Evansville
- Matthew Meredith, 40, of Evansville
- Prince Moss, 34, of Owensboro
- Paul Overby, 45, of Evansville
- Derek Sander, 48, of Evansville
- Daniel Wiscaver, 61, of Winslow
- Jason Wilson, 42, of Evansville
- Jesse Wilson, 34, of Evansville
- Kimberly Wilson, 37, of Evansville
Some of the accused are members or associates of the Grim Reapers, which U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler called a criminal organization during a news conference Thursday morning in Evansville announcing the indictments.
Federal prosecutors believe Forston and Jason Wilson were the ringleaders of the group, which allegedly distributed methamphetamine in Evansville and nearby communities.
Forston, the Grim Reapers president, was previously indicted on weapons charges after a raid on the club in November.
Holman was the ring’s alleged supplier.
Almost all of the other defendants are believed to be mid-level distributors, accused of selling drugs to lower-level drug dealers or directly to users, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.