cornbread mafia 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/25/13) - Author James Higdon tells all about the largest domestic drug bust in all of America (which happened to take place in Kentucky) in his new book, “Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicates Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History”.
 
The Cornbread Mafia consisted of members from Central Kentucky growing and selling 200 tons of marijuana on 30 farms in 10 states. The book gives the interesting history about the group and also an exploration of why of the 70 men convicted, zero cooperated with investigators in exchange for a lesser sentence.
 
Higdon grew up in Marion County, where the Cornbread Mafia had their headquarters, and he tells his recollections of the mafia and its effects on the community in the late 1980s. Higdon said he was in middle school when people started getting arrested in connection to the drugs.
 
“My classmate’s parents would go to prison (during this time),” Higdon recalled.
 
Higdon, a journalist who has written for outlets such as NPR and the New York Times, also used his knowledge of the mafia in the courtroom. Higdon was subpoenaed to give information about Cornbread Mafia trial.
 
“Higdon’s story is almost as fascinating as the mafia story,” Wes Johnson, of the Daviess County Public Library, said.
 
Higdon has traveled to New York, Boston, and all over Kentucky telling his story and on Sept. 30, he will tell his story at the Daviess County Public Library. The author will give a presentation, show video clips, and have a question and answer session for the audience. John Higdon’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
 
To order “Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History”, go to: www.amazon.com.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11032

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6119

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5057

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4596

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4257

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16134

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11032

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 29, 2015 1556

'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1107

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1041

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 995

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 788

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 767

UK Student Gaming System to Support Learning for…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 599

Police Searching for Suspect for Attempted ATM…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 365

Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 338

Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 171

New High Traction Coating Aimed at Reducing Wet…

by SurfKY News