Biography.com looks into the exploits of infamous drug lord Nicky Barnes, from his beginnings at a young age to his entering the Witness Protection Program.

Biography.com looks into the exploits of infamous drug lord Nicky Barnes, from his beginnings at a young age to his entering the Witness Protection Program.

Thee black Caesar of Uptown New York. Nicky Barnes.

Thee black Caesar of Uptown New York. Nicky Barnes.

A Conversation Between Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes, New York Magazine. During the Harlem heroin plague of the 1970's, few dealers were bigger than Frank Lucas and Leroy “Nicky” Barnes. Both made millions selling dope, lived the wide-brimmed-hat high life, enabled the addiction of whole neighborhoods, and, eventually, got caught. Both were locked up and later cooperated with authorities. Both insist they were businessmen, first and foremost.

Lords of Dopetown

A Conversation Between Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes, New York Magazine. During the Harlem heroin plague of the 1970's, few dealers were bigger than Frank Lucas and Leroy “Nicky” Barnes. Both made millions selling dope, lived the wide-brimmed-hat high life, enabled the addiction of whole neighborhoods, and, eventually, got caught. Both were locked up and later cooperated with authorities. Both insist they were businessmen, first and foremost.

SUPER RARE 1985 SPECIAL REPORT: NICKY BARNES #news #alternativenews

SUPER RARE 1985 SPECIAL REPORT: NICKY BARNES #news #alternativenews

A Conversation Between Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes - Money 2007 -- New York Magazine

Lords of Dopetown

A Conversation Between Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes - Money 2007 -- New York Magazine

Tied as a boy to heroin kingpin Nicky Barnes, 'Pistol Pete' Rollock came up in the game in the projects of the Bronx. Amidst the 1980s crack epidemic, Rollock earned his infamous nickname after starting his own gang—Sex, Money, Murder. He incorporated his drug business in Delaware and the first gang to have issued paychecks and paying taxes using a payroll company.

Tied as a boy to heroin kingpin Nicky Barnes, 'Pistol Pete' Rollock came up in the game in the projects of the Bronx. Amidst the 1980s crack epidemic, Rollock earned his infamous nickname after starting his own gang—Sex, Money, Murder. He incorporated his drug business in Delaware and the first gang to have issued paychecks and paying taxes using a payroll company.

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