Read: "Michael Corleone Blanco lives in the shadow of his cocaine-queen mother""Jon Roberts, Smuggler in Cocaine Cowboys, Dies""Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen, Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop""Cocaine king Max Mermelstein came out of hiding for a screenwriter"The golden years hasn't tu ... More >>
Read "Michael Corleone Blanco lives in the shadow of his cocaine-queen mother" and "Jon Roberts, Smuggler in Cocaine Cowboys, Dies."Earlier today, a motorcycle-riding assassin pumped two bullets into the head of Griselda Blanco inside a Medellin, Colombia, butcher shop; ending the life of the queen ... More >>
A couple of years ago, I went to the Hollywood home of former mega-smuggler Jon Roberts-- featured in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys-- hoping to do a profile on the quiet life of a retired criminal lifer in the 'burbs. It didn't turn out that way. After a couple of interviews, Roberts demanded tha ... More >>
Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, king of back-yard fights, has plenty to be thankful for. Three years ago, the Perrine native decided being a member of Kimbo Slice's entourage wasn't for him, so he set out to become the P.T. Barnum of Miami's back-yard fighting circuit. We chronicled the early days of ... More >>
Magnolia PicturesOf all of Miami's '80s-era cocaine cowboys, Mickey Munday is our favorite. Jon Roberts is a little too batshit-insane for our taste. Max Mermelstein adopted a false identity and died broke. Griselda Blanco scares the shit out of us and has absconded back to Colombia. And Manny No ... More >>
"Don't cut nurses; cut managers and administrators. Services will improve very quickly."
Threats, violence, and kilos of coke are just the start for this cocaine cowboy.
The brain-trust behind Cocaine Cowboys and its sequel are now exposing the nasty underbelly of the nightlife business. This week
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
Jon Roberts was a big-time Miami coke dealer who did time in the big house