The Cornbread Mafia - A Homegrown Syndicate's Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History-logo

The Cornbread Mafia - A Homegrown Syndicate's Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History

James Higdon

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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 as the Cornbread Mafia. Author James Higdon-whose relationship with Johnny Boone, currently a federal fugitive, made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration-takes listeners 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 backdrop 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

14h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

38:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

57:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

49:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:45