Three Native Mob members sentenced to prison for assault, racketeering and drug trafficking

Three Native Mob gang members were recently sentenced to prison.

Court documents say 32-year-old Robin Lee “Ratchet” Lussier, 26-year-old Willard Duane Reed III a.k.a. “Left/Leftfield,” and 25-year-old Joshua Adam “Souless” Hanks were active members of the Native Mob.

Between Dec. 1, 2015, and Jan. 1, 2019, Lussier and Reed conspired with each other and others to traffic pounds of methamphetamine throughout northern Minnesota, including Cass Lake, Bemidji and the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Lussier directed Hanks to carry out an assault on another gang member for this member’s failure to abide by the Native Mob’s rules.

Hanks admitted that on Dec. 5, 2018, he carried out the assault to maintain or increase his own position within the Native Mob.

Lussier was sentenced to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in aid of racketeering activity.

Reed was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine.

Hanks was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting in an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in aid of racketeering activity.

The ATF, the Minnesota BCA, the Minnesota DOC, the DEA and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department assisted with the investigation.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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