Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code Of Silence And The Biggest Marijuana Bust In American History

By | July 11, 2019
Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate's Code Of Silence And The Biggest Marijuana Bust In American History Author James Higdon
ISBN-10 0762788437
ISBN-13 9780762788439
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Lyons Press
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In the summer of 1987 Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times In doing so he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history also known asthe Cornbread Mafia Author James Higdonwhose relationship with Johnny Boone currently a federal fugitive made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administrationtakes readers back to the 1970s and 80s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their bloodlines By 1989 the task force assigned to take down men like Johnny Boone had arrested sixty nine men and one woman from busts on twenty nine farms in ten states and seized two hundred tons of pot Of the seventy individuals arrested zero talked How it all went down is a tale of Mafia style storylines emanating from the Bluegrass State and populated by Vietnam veterans and weed loving characters caught up in Tarantino level violence and heart breaking altruism Accompanied by a soundtrack of rock and roll and rhythm and blues this work of dogged investigative journalism and history is told by Higdon in action packed colorful and riveting detail

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