Category: Drug Gangs

‘Lil’ Man & The Mayor: Crimetown Podcast Puts Microscope On Links Tying Curry Boys To Detroit Mayor

The relationship between the old Curry Brothers Gang led by 1980s-era Detroit drug kingpin Johnny Curry and deceased Detroit Mayor Coleman Young gets a deep dive in Episodes 6 and 7 of the critically-lauded podcast Crimetown. Curry ran the Eastside dope game in Motown at the peak of the government’s War on Crack with Young’s beautiful niece on his arm. Young served five terms as Mayor
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Adios Kiko: Mexican Drug Boss “Kiko” Trevino To Do Life In Prison, U.S. Judge Sends Cartel Leader Away

Mexican drug lord Juan Francisco (Kiko) Trevino was sentenced to five concurrent life prison sentences in a U.S. Federal Court in Texas this week, following a seven-count conviction for racketeering and narcotics trafficking back in the summer. Kiko Trevino, 38, is the don of Mexico’s Del Noreste Cartel, a breakoff faction of the lethal Los
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The Young & The Wealthy: Crimetown Podcast Points The Spotlight On Detroit’s iconic YBI Drug Crew

The acclaimed Crimetown podcast tackles the groundbreaking Detroit drug gang, Young Boys, Incorporated (YBI) in Episode 5 of its second season. YBI boldly and flamboyantly ruled Motown’s heroin trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s, revolutionizing the way narcotics were marketed and distributed in a city long known as an international drug-world mecca. Original YBI lieutenant James (Pep) Cooper gave
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The G-Man Who Jumpstarted ‘White Boy Rick’ Urban Legend Dies, Fmr. Star Teen Informant Remains Locked Up

Retired FBI agent Jim Dixon, the man responsible for the controversial recruitment of Detroit teenager Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe, Jr. as a confidential informant fresh out of the eighth grade at just 14 years old three and a half decades ago, died of cancer this month. He was 70. Wershe, 49 today, has been
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