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Author Sabbag, Robert.

Title Loaded : a misadventure on the marijuana trail / Robert Sabbag
Edition First edition
Published Boston : Little, Brown and Co., [2002]


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Description viii, 341 pages : map ; 24 cm
Summary "Back in the early seventies, one man had the idea that bringing in a planeload of marijuana from Colombia might be a profitable enterprise. If nothing else, it would be one hell of an experience." "In a vintage DC-3, reassembled from spare parts to avoid FAA scrutiny, Allen Long set off for Colombia and the adventure of his life. The pot was there, all right, thousands of acres of the cleanest, sweetest plants he'd ever seen. The first load was a cinch." "Loaded is the story of Allen Long's trip from small-town dreamer to international high-wire artist. At first it was fun, with the pleasures of evading authorities and bringing quality herb home to eager friends. In the back of a limo, with celebrities on the phone and beautiful women on his arm, Long was in heaven."
"But as the wealth grew, so did the weirdness. There was the cocaine, of course, and the surreal screwups that came from doing business stoned. But even more, what had begun as a wild scheme with like-minded pals was looking alarmingly like organized crime. Long never carried a gun, but every day he felt more like a target."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Long, Allen.
Drug couriers -- United States -- Biography.
Drug traffic -- United States.
Marijuana industry -- United States.
Marijuana abuse -- United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2001034444
ISBN 0316765112