By: News Intern Katherine Jones
RED LAKE- United States Attorney Erica MacDonald announced a federal indictment charging Robin Lee Lussier, Willard Reed III, and Joshua Adams Hanks with distribution of methamphetamine and assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering activity.
As alleged in the indictment, from December 1, 2015 through January 1, 2019, Lussier and Reed conspired with each other and others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The indictment further alleges that Lussier and Hanks were members of the Native Mob gang, a criminal enterprise whose members and associates engage and have engaged in acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, robbery, and assault.
As alleged in the indictment, on December 5, 2018, Lussier and Hanks committed an assault resulting in serious bodily injury to individual, for the purposes of maintaining and increasing positions in the Native Mob gang.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Red Lake Tribal Police Department.