INDIANAPOLIS -- Four days after being released from jail following his acquittal in a double murder, John H. Means was back behind bars Monday – this time arrested with four others on drug charges.
Officers from IMPD and the Marion County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant Monday evening around 8:30 p.m. at a home on the 500 block of North Gray Street – just east of the intersection of Rural and Michigan streets.
Inside, officers reportedly found narcotics, three guns and a large amount of cash, in addition to five people:
Antell Garnett, 30
Dominique McClendon Cortez, 26
John H. Means, 24
Michael L. Robinson, 18
Paul D. Rose, 44
The five individuals were all taken into custody on preliminary charges including dealing marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
Means was released from jail Thursday after being found not guilty of the murders of Carlos Jefferson & Julius Douglas on Feb. 1, 2014.
The trial was his second on those charges. A Marion County jury hung after being unable to reach a verdict against him in October 2016
Marion County prosecutors alleged Means was hired by Richard Grundy III – himself accused of being the ringleader of a drug trafficking organization linked to multiple homicides in Indianapolis – to kill Jefferson and Douglas, along with two other men, Tyrece Dorsey and William Davis.
The murder charges against Grundy were eventually dropped after a key witness was found to have lied about her identity.
Means still faces charges in connection to the Dorsey and Davis murders. A trial date has not been set for that case.
Marion County prosecutors have described the "Grundy Crew" as a "dangerous gang intent on distributing drugs & promoting violence." Read more of our coverage about them here: