Robert John Boone has been apprehended by Canadian Authorities in Quebec. The alleged leader of the Cornbread Mafia had been on the run since 2008, when it was discovered he was growing thousands of cannabis plants in Kentucky.
“Johnny” Boone had previously served 15 years in federal prison following his arrest in 1987, when he was the ringleader of the cannabis production in Minnesota.
The Cornbread Mafia was a crime ring with influence across the mid-west, and one of the most widespread marijuana operations in American history.
After a series of arrests, prosecutors had arrested over one hundred alleged members of the Cornbread Mafia, based largely out of Kentucky.
In total, 29 farms in 10 states were discovered throughout the investigation.
Boone faces life imprisonment under the “three strikes” rule. His life has been glorified in cannabis legend, but his crimes have finally caught up with him.
This folks song immortalizes the man as a victim of the War on Drugs: “The feds painted him as a snake charmer, but we knew he was just a ganja farmer.” Below is the full song.
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