Pot-growing ‘Cornbread Mafia’ chief, after 8 years on the run, is heading to prison

By Bill [email protected] 15, 2018 07:00 PM A Kentucky man who helped lead what was once called the biggest marijuana-growing operation in the nation was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison.John Robert “Johnny” Boone, now 74, headed the colorfully named “Cornbread Mafia,” which federal authorities said grew more than 180 …

“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

John Robert Boone fled to Canada after a 2008 indictment on federal drug charges in Kentucky, and spent eight years on the runPublished: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law …

Legendary pot grower Johnny Boone, leader of Kentucky’s ‘Cornbread Mafia,’ back in U.S.

John “Johnny” Boone, the leader of Kentucky’s “Cornbread Mafia,” once the nation's largest domestic marijuana producing organization, is back in the United States after eight years on the lam. Boone, who was once featured on “America’s Most Wanted,” was apprehended in Canada in December 2016 and was ordered detained Wednesday after appearing in U.S. District …

FRIENDS OF JOHNNIE BOONE

  Charlie Bickett 21 hrs · We have a challenge ; FRIENDS OF JOHNNIE BOONE , What--Johnnie Boone Benefit Where--Big Mamas,,Loretto Ky,,, When--April 23,,Sunday,,3-8,,come early Why--Our friend Johnnie,,has recently been captured,,He will soon [I hope] be transferred to Kentucky,to await trial.,,He will be needing money ,,for,,CANTEEN,,PHONECALLS and,,LEGAL DEFENSE At the benefit ,,we will be selling …

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE!

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE! #FREEJOHNNYBOONE   Anthony Hilbert Bloomfield, KY   Johnny Robert Boone a.k.a "The Godfather of Grass" was arrested just outside of Montreal Canada December 22, 2016 and is in the processes of being extradited back to the United States. Johnny is a man that found a way to support his community …

Feds: Fugitive ex-leader of "Cornbread Mafia" pot ring nabbed in Canada

  By Crimesider Staff CBS/AP December 22, 2016, 7:49 PM MONTREAL -- The reputed former leader of the notorious Kentucky-based “Cornbread Mafia” marijuana ring has been captured in Canada after eight years on the run, according to the U.S. Marshals. John “Johnny” Boone was taken into custody by Canadian law enforcement officials Thursday after the …

James Higdon’s "The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History"

press release April 16, 2012, 3:57 p.m. EDT James Higdon's "The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate's Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History" Available This Week NEW YORK, NY, Apr 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ATTENTION JOURNALISTS AND PRODUCERS: 4/20 -- "The Pot Holiday" -- is this week! James Higdon …