Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs Reviews

Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs

Wall Street Journal True Crime Bestseller! The outrageous lives and crimes of the most colorful pot smugglers of the Reagan era In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a cadre of freewheeling, Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of Miami Vice and a Jimmy Buffett song. In less than a decade, these irrepressible adventurers unloaded nearly a billion dollars worth of marijuana and hashish through the eastern seaboard’s marshes. Then came their undoing: Operation Jackpot, one of the largest drug investigations ever launched and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs. In Jackpot, author Jason Ryan takes us back to the heady days before drug smuggling was synonymous with deadly gunplay. During this golden age of mariju

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