Monday, August 31, 2020

Rayful Edmond III

Rayful Edmond III is a former drug trafficker in Washington in the 1980s. Edmond is credited with introducing crack into the area. The Washington D.C. area became the murder capital of the US. Edmond moved huge amounts of cocaine. It was said that his crew bought between 1,000 and 2,000 kg per week in 1992 from the Trujillo-Blanco brothers. In a single year, Edmond's organization, which employed 150 people, committed 30 murders.

Edmond was arrested on April 15, 1989 at the age of 24 and sentenced to life without parole. He continued his operation from jail and was busted again in 1996.
John Thompson recently died, age 78.Edmond was a fan of the Georgetown Hoyas, frequently sitting courtside. At the height of his empire, he became friendly with Hoyas players. When basketball coach John Thompson found out he met with Edmond. Thompson's parting words to Edmond were that Edmond would face serious consequences if he did not stay away from his players.
It's believed that Thompson is the only person to ever stand up to the ruthless Edmond without retribution. The late coach was respected by the gangster.

Rayful Edmond III is now in the witness protection program at an undisclosed prison. He has provided information on over 20 murders.