Arrests Made in Grim Reapers Case

Feb 6, 2020

In addition to meth and cash, ATF agents seized 23 guns.
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More than a dozen people are in federal custody after law enforcement busted a drug trafficking organization at an Evansville motorcycle  club.

Federal, state and local officials gathered Thursday morning to share news of the successful completion of Operation Reaping Benefits.
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Federal, state and local law enforcement are calling the six-months long operation – Operation Reapin Benefits. The name comes from the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club – the epicenter of the investigation leading to the arrests.

U-S Attorney Josh Minkler says Evansville is a safer place because of the collective hard work of law enforcement:

“Armed drug dealers seeking to infest our cities with drugs have been taken off our streets. A leader of an organization, the president of the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club has been taken off our streets. This is good news, this is a big win.”

The investigation uncovered and confiscated nearly thirty pounds of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth a quarter of a million dollars, twenty-three firearms, and $35,000 in cash.

Two suspects are still on the run, Jesse Wilson and Brittany Wilson are brother and sister. Officials believe they are still in the area.
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Law enforcement officers arrested 15 of the individuals without incident but there are two suspects still at-large. Their names are Jesse Wilson and Kimberly Wilson. 

Officials believe the siblings are still in the area and are asking the public to help locate them. The number to call with tips is 1800ATFGUNS.