‘Godfather of Grass’ pleads not guilty

Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay on Wednesday that he understood his rights, and his lawyer entered a not guilty plea for him. The Courier-Journal reports John Robert “Johnny” Boone told U.S.

This undated photo released by the U.S. Marshal’s Office Marshal’s Office shows John Robert Boone, who is known as the “Godfather of Grass.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP – HO – U.S.

‘Godfather of Grass’ deported from Canada, facing pot charges in the U.S.
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Authorities say Boone fled after being charged in 2008 with distributing marijuana grown on his farm in Springfield, where Kentucky and federal authorities allegedly found more than 2,400 marijuana plants.

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— A 73-year-old drug suspect known as the “Godfather of Grass” has made his first appearance in federal court in Louisville since his December arrest in Canada after eight years on the run. LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Prosecutors said he led a network nicknamed the “Cornbread Mafia.” Boone was imprisoned after a conviction in the 1980s. Prosecutors said he had 29 farms in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Wisconsin.

Deportation order issued for American fugitive known as ‘Godfather of Grass’

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