Thursday, September 24, 2020

'Freeway' Rick Ross

'Freeway' Ricky Ross rose to power in the 80s as the most notorious crack cocaine dealer in United States history. At the height of his empire he was making $3m per day. His nickname Freeway came from Ross owning properties along Los Angeles' Interstate 110. He sold tons of cocaine in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and made more than $500m between 1983 and 1984. He was sentenced to life in prison, though the sentence was shortened on appeal.

Ross spent much of his time behind bars studying law. He discovered a legal loophole that would lead to his release in 2009. The appeal found that the three-strikes law had been applied incorrectly and reduced his sentence to 20 years.
Ross was arrested in October 2015 when police discovered $100k in his possession during a traffic stop. Charges were ultimately dropped. Most recently Freeway Rick Ross announced his partnership with a Los Angeles based pot producer. They launched a brand that delivers a "quality, safe, and consistent cannabis experience."