The Evansville Case

February 10, 2020

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The Evansville Case

The outline of what is going on in Evansville, Indiana is starting to appear, as that iceberg appeared to the Titanic – too late.

Federal prosecutions get sold like any commodity. This thing is being sold as The Peaole of the United States versus The Grim Reaper Motorcycle Gang. It should more properly be called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives versus Gary Wayne Forston, former president of the Evansville charter of the Grim Reapers and 14 other morons. This case is not about the Grim Reapers. This case is about a collection of idiots who wanted to be drug dealers but were too lazy to watch a couple of episodes of The Wire to get the hang of how the real drug dealers do it.

The very first sentence in the Department of Justice press release from last Friday reads: “United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced federal charges against 17 individuals, who are alleged to have operated a drug trafficking organization, some of whom are members and associates of the Evansville Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club, for bringing large quantities of methamphetamine into Evansville, Ind. and surrounding areas.” The key phrase is “some of whom are members and associates of the Evansville Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club.”

Need To Know

Here is all you really need to know. The investigation began around March 1, 2019 when defendant Forston posted a photo of himself posing in the Evansville clubhouse with a sawed off shotgun.

The indicted participants in the alleged “drug trafficking organization” are Gary Wayne Forston; Clarence Grubbs; Adam Lafferty; Shane Lewis; April Martin; Matthew Meredith; Paul Overby; Derek Sander; Jason Wilson; Jesse Wilson; Kimberly Wilson; Daniel Wiscaver; and Central Holman IV. Everybody except Wiscaver and Holman are from Evansville. Wiscaver is from Winslow, Indiana which is in the middle of nowhere about 90 miles south of Terre Haute and 40 miles north of Evansville. Holman is from Owensboro, Kentucky. Holman either manufactured or ran a drop house for the drugs.

The indicted do not include Demoreal Killebrew and Prince Moss of Owensboro, Kentucky. Rather. officially, they have been “charged federally,” whatever the hell that means, with conspiring to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine and distributing methamphetamine.

Kimberly Wilson and Jesse Wilson, who are sister and brother, are in the wind and have not been arrested.

Prosecutors have made significant efforts to discourage of the case, down to and including making official filings read-only photographs. The local press does not seem concerned.

According to last Fridays press release, “Jason Wilson was arrested on June 15, 2019. Holman and Forston were arrested on November 19, 2019. Lafferty, Lewis, Benton, Meredith, Martin, and Sander were arrested on January 22, 2020. Wiscaver was taken into federal custody on January 27, 2020. Killebrew was arrested on January 30, 2020. Eden was taken into federal custody on January 31, 2020.

Government Speak

According to the ATF press release:

“The charges come as a result of a months-long investigation by multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies. Through the course of the investigation, and as a result of multiple search warrants executed in November 2019, including at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club Clubhouse and elsewhere, authorities seized over ten pounds of methamphetamine, 23 firearms, and a large amount of United States Currency.”

“The charges come as a result of a months-long investigation by multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies. Through the course of the investigation, and as a result of multiple search warrants executed in November 2019, including at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club Clubhouse and elsewhere, authorities seized over ten pounds of methamphetamine, 23 firearms, and a large amount of United States Currency.”

“The individuals arrested during this complex investigation were responsible for transporting large quantities of methamphetamine from Owensboro, Kentucky to Evansville, Indiana,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Gannon. “Throughout the course of this investigation, agents seized approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine, 22 firearms, and arrested 17 defendants. DEA commends the outstanding work that was done by our federal, state, and local partners, as well as the United States Attorney’s Offices in both the Southern District of Indiana and the Western District of Kentucky. This was clearly a first-class collaborative effort.”

“Today was a big win! Taking this much methamphetamine and firearms off the streets is huge. It is important for drug traffickers to know that DEA and our partners are not going to sit back and let criminal organizations such as the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club, arm themselves with an array of weapons, and use fear and intimidation as a platform to distribute methamphetamine onto the fine streets of Evansville, Indiana. Drug traffickers and organizations like this, who prey on people with addiction issues, must be held accountable for their actions. DEA and our partners will utilize all available resources to take investigations to the highest levels and steam roll drug dealers who are peddling garbage into our communities.”

“There is no place in our society for individuals or organizations who use firearms for violent, criminal purposes,” said Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Columbus Field Division. “ATF will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in southern Indiana to bring those individuals to justice.”

We have made it a priority to rid our community of drug dealers and violent actors,” said Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin. “The arrest of these seventeen individuals is a great example of how our agencies work together as a team. If you are choosing to live this dangerous lifestyle in our community, please know that our team will be looking at you next.”

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14 Responses to “The Evansville Case”

  1. Mason Wilson Says:

    And the picture my dad posted had nothing to do with the club, at least not to my knowledge. I only recently found out he was busted with the rest of the reapers. I just thought it was him being a dumbass and that’s why he was busted oh boy was I wrong

  2. Mason Wilson Says:

    And the picture my dad posted had nothing to do with the club, at least not to my knowledge. I only recently found out he was busted with the rest of the reapers. I just thought it was him being a dumbass and that’s why he was busted oh boy was I wrong. And I’m not sure what photo gary posted, I never seen it but that’s cause I dont have any of dads friends on Facebook because I dont know them and have nothing to do with them. Me and dad were somewhat close from age 15 (except I didnt anything about this shit) until right before he was busted (I was 18 at the time), he started leaving me on read and I started having suspicions something was up.

  3. Mason Wilson Says:

    I’d just like to know why my dads still not appearing on any prison rosters almost a year after this bust. I got a bad feeling I cant shake.

  4. Mason Wilson Says:

    Jason’s my dad. Dont call him a moron, that’s my name for him. Call him a dumbass next time. All jokes aside, I know he can be an idiot. He was posting pictures of illegal things on Facebook aswell. It wasnt just Gary.

  5. david Says:

    The forgotten factor, because of almost universal usage, is the cell/radio-phone fucking TECHNOLOGY. No matter the no-justice police state, or the people using the Face-Book(booking) and cell phone, it’s the no good technology which was the overlooked primary factor in the entire scenario.

  6. Fingal Says:

    Hit him up when you see Tupac/Forston – idiots!

  7. commonsense Says:

    Quit blaming the cops. This guy is fucking stupid. You are so broke you live in the clubhouse and put shit on facebook ? There is a Bruce Springsteen song called ” We take care of our own.” Do it.

  8. jrino Says:

    In this case “fish smell from the head”

  9. DocB Says:

    First off it’s not a 1%er club.

    Forston was previously convicted in a meth case. He got the attention of feds when he got involved with meth again so they started watching his facebook page. He made their job easier.

    They will try to keep his bike by claiming it was bought with money from the meth sale. They will prolly try to take the clubhouse claiming he used it in furtherance of the crimes. Forfeiture is a civil (not criminal) case and can be filed on indictment alone. They returned one of the bikes because they can’t connect it’s owner to any crime.

    For the record, I’m not in the that club, or any support club. I wasn’t there. Anything I’ve said here is already public knowledge.

    This is a case of individual achievement in which the feds are trying to criminalize the whole club

  10. CoolerKing Says:

    Real 1%ers don’t do deals with people named Demoreal and Prince.
    They make their own product.

  11. oldskewl Says:

    @ Stoney.. That guy was the P and was living in the clubhouse and allegedly selling shit out of there. He posted a photo of himself on Facebook in the clubhouse with a sawed off shotgun.. Not the sharpest tool in the bunch considering he’s a convicted felon.

    Just asking to get the door kicked in

  12. Stoney Says:

    First FTATF! That said they guy who posted on line the sawed off shotgun needs a beat down for being a dumb ass and bringing down heat on his brothers.
    I have no sympathy for someone dealing in meth so if you get caught so be it.
    Next why does LEO always steal motorcycles? when they bust someone for embezzlement do they take their cars. Of course not it look good on TV stealing motorcycle from club members

  13. oldskewl Says:

    IAMBK ! Meaning what I do reflects on the chapter and club as a whole. This is a damn shame but this is usually how it goes down. One bad apple tends to get everyone else’s door kicked in.

    OS

  14. DocB Says:

    You nailed it Rebel
    The government is using a regional drug bust involving a club member to attack a club that had nothing to do with the crime. A chapter P hijacked the club’s reputation and club house for his own personal gain without the clubs knowledge.

    The government was building a case with controlled buys in the region. Forston was living in the club house and made some sales from his residence. He then drew attention to himself with face book posts about illegal firearms.

    Informed patch holders understand that a member’s actions reflect on every member in the club. Even a casual observer in this case understands that the club reputation was hijacked by one member and the government is using the club to sensationalize it’s case.

    FTF
    DocB

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