Times were hard for Jada Pinkett Smith before she made it big as a Hollywood A-list actress. The petite star says she made ends meet by selling drugs. That’s reportedly how she met the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
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A man flashing a fistful of cash and bragging on Facebook Live was rudely interrupted by a SWAT team kicking in his front door.
Breon Hollings, 22, of Jacksonville, Florida was arrested on Thursday, June 1, on drugs and weapons charges.
Cuban Harry, a close associate of drug-addled rapper Li’l Wayne, was busted on charges of masterminding dozens of pharmacy burglaries in South Miami.
A petty drug dealer has been arrested in the shooting death of 19-year-old Mariah Wilson of Louisville, KY.
Police arrested Anthony Ray Harris, 23, of Louisville, and charged him with Wilson’s murder.
Miami-Dade police seized a record-setting $24 million in cash during a raid on the home of a brother-sister drug trafficking team.
Arrested were Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and his sister, Salma Hernandez, who worked at the Blossom Experience, an indoor gardening store owned by her brother.
Jay Z‘s chickens are coming home to roost. The aging rap mogul allegedly polluted the Marcy projects in Brooklyn with cocaine, according to his own lyrics.
Nathan Barksdale has died at age 54 in a North Carolina federal prison. Barksdale was a Baltimore gangster who inspired several characters on HBO’s hit TV series The Wire.
Barksdale was the inspiration for two characters on The Wire — Avon Barksdale and Preston “Bodie” Broadus (played by J.D. Williams, pictured above).
Barksdale’s reputation as a heroin dealer in the 1980s nearly cost him his life. He was shot 20 times by a rival drug dealer. He survived his injuries, but his right leg was amputated below the knee.
Barksdale turned his life around and went to work for the city Health Department lecturing kids on non-violence when The Wire‘s producer came calling.
Barksdale was arrested in 2014 during in a DEA drug sting investigating members of the notorious Black Guerrilla Family gang.
“I did some good,” Barksdale said at his sentencing. “I’d like to think I saved some lives.”
He was serving a 4 year sentence in federal prison when he died.
The massive manhunt for Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo is over. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was reportedly captured by Mexican authorities on Friday.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Guzman’s capture in a tweet today.
RIP to Melvin "Little Melvin" Williams, 73, who made me begin to rethink the drug war. You ended it free, brother. pic.twitter.com/UjtshQAmzz
— David Simon (@AoDespair) December 3, 2015
The soft spoken Baltimore drug dealer who portrayed the Deacon in HBO’s hit TV series “The Wire” has died.
“Little” Melvin Williams passed away on Thursday after losing his battle with cancer.
A Texas drug dealer is in legal trouble for concealing a loaded handgun without a license. Unlike men, women have a secret hiding place that isn’t likely to be searched by law enforcement — at least not without a search warrant.