Dating a former drug dealer

Frank Lucas arrived in Harlem in the summer of 1946.People told him to be smart and get a decent job as an elevator operator or door man at a hotel.Lucas grew up in rural North Carolina during the depths of the Great Depression.Many Americans in the rural South were poor at this time, but most African-Americans suffered the deepest poverty.With the Depression raging on, it was difficult to obtain and hold a job, so he resorted to stealing food.Later, as he got older and stronger, he found some success mugging intoxicated customers outside the local tavern.Lucas claims Johnson took him under his wing, and eventually became Bumpy's "right-hand-man." Others close to Johnson, including his widow, Mayme, testify that Johnson distrusted Lucas and never made him more than a flunky.

By the 1960s, he had constructed an international drug empire that spanned from New York to South East Asia. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Robert Smutek was a modern-day drug dealer, dealing a date rape drug over the Internet out of his suburban home.At trial, SMUTEK testified that he sold more than 200,000 one-ounce bottles of Potion 9 in a five-year period, reaping well over

By the 1960s, he had constructed an international drug empire that spanned from New York to South East Asia.

Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Robert Smutek was a modern-day drug dealer, dealing a date rape drug over the Internet out of his suburban home.

At trial, SMUTEK testified that he sold more than 200,000 one-ounce bottles of Potion 9 in a five-year period, reaping well over $1.2 million in revenue.

Feeling confident, he brazenly broke into a high-stakes crap game at a local club and robbed all the players.

Then, in the summer of 1966, on a crowded sidewalk, Lucas shot a local thug who reneged on a dope deal.

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By the 1960s, he had constructed an international drug empire that spanned from New York to South East Asia. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Robert Smutek was a modern-day drug dealer, dealing a date rape drug over the Internet out of his suburban home.At trial, SMUTEK testified that he sold more than 200,000 one-ounce bottles of Potion 9 in a five-year period, reaping well over $1.2 million in revenue.Feeling confident, he brazenly broke into a high-stakes crap game at a local club and robbed all the players.Then, in the summer of 1966, on a crowded sidewalk, Lucas shot a local thug who reneged on a dope deal.

.2 million in revenue.Feeling confident, he brazenly broke into a high-stakes crap game at a local club and robbed all the players.Then, in the summer of 1966, on a crowded sidewalk, Lucas shot a local thug who reneged on a dope deal.

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