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The Resource The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, James Higdon

The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, James Higdon

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The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history
Title
The Cornbread Mafia
Title remainder
a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history
Statement of responsibility
James Higdon
Title variation
Cornbread Mafia
Title variation remainder
a homegrown syndicates code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times. By 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 as "The Cornbread Mafia." The author, whose relationship with Johnny Boone, currently a federal fugitive, made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration, takes 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 arrested 69 men and one woman from busts on 29 farms in 10 states, and seizing 182 tons of pot. Of the 70 individuals arrested, zero talked. The who, what, when, where, why and how of it all, is a tale of Mafia-style storylines emanating from the Bluegrass state, and populated by Vietnam veteran and weed-loving characters caught up in violence and heart-breaking altruism. It is accompanied by a soundtrack of Southern rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues, and it is told in action-packed, colorful, and riveting detail
Summary
Sets the story of the "Cornbread Mafia," the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, in its historical and cultural context
Writing style
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10143005
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Higdon, James
Dewey number
364.1/7709769
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5831.K4
LC item number
H54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Marijuana
  • Kentucky
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history
Label
The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, James Higdon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A county is born : Catholic migration, the Civil War, Prohibition and John Dillinger -- The hot air-conditioner incident, the Lebanese mayor of Lebanon and the killing of Charlie Stiles -- The dark side of Cornbread, starring Garland Russell -- "This is some absolutely dynamite pot here," the police said -- Cornbread in the tropics, the cops don't trust the DEA and Jimmy Bickett sees Johnny Boone on television -- Growers versus the drought of 1983, a rash of Raywick killings and a drug investigation gone wrong -- How the Jesuit College at St. Mary's became the first private prison in America -- Johnny Boone becomes "Mr. Grass" -- The DEA wants to know, "where did you get this lion?" -- The "Cornbread" press conference -- "Welcome to the gladiator arena" -- The US marshals versus James Higdon
Control code
ocn830367089
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Lyons pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 375 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780762788439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830367089
Label
The Cornbread Mafia : a homegrown syndicate's code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history, James Higdon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A county is born : Catholic migration, the Civil War, Prohibition and John Dillinger -- The hot air-conditioner incident, the Lebanese mayor of Lebanon and the killing of Charlie Stiles -- The dark side of Cornbread, starring Garland Russell -- "This is some absolutely dynamite pot here," the police said -- Cornbread in the tropics, the cops don't trust the DEA and Jimmy Bickett sees Johnny Boone on television -- Growers versus the drought of 1983, a rash of Raywick killings and a drug investigation gone wrong -- How the Jesuit College at St. Mary's became the first private prison in America -- Johnny Boone becomes "Mr. Grass" -- The DEA wants to know, "where did you get this lion?" -- The "Cornbread" press conference -- "Welcome to the gladiator arena" -- The US marshals versus James Higdon
Control code
ocn830367089
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Lyons pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 375 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780762788439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830367089

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