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The Cornbread Mafia

Higdon, James III

The Cornbread Mafia

a homegrown syndicate"s code of silence and the biggest marijuana bust in American history

by Higdon, James III

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Published by Lyons Press in Guilford, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug dealers,
  • Drug traffic,
  • Marijuana

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJames Higdon
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV5831.K4 H54 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25202540M
    ISBN 109780762778232
    LC Control Number2011050501


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