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TRENDIFIER with Julian Dorey

🫢 #106 - The COLLAPSE Of My Drug Empire | Tim McBride


(***TIMESTAMPS in Description Below) ~ Tim McBride is one of the biggest weed smugglers in American history. In the 1980s he rose to the top of the ranks of the legendary Chokoloskee, Florida illegal import conspiracy. His story has been featured on VICE and he wrote a book about his experiences called “Saltwater Cowboy.”

Tim’s Book, “Saltwater Cowboy”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKFX3Y2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


0:00 - Intro; Tim tells a wild story about hiding from the initial Operation Peacemaker Raid

21:43 - How the arrest went down; The case against Tim; Captain Billy got away; Tim’s “no names” standoff with the government; The Polygraph

53:19 - Tim’s sentencing; The initial adjustment to prison; The most unfortunate bank robber ever; How Tim got his sentence reduced

1:05:58 - Tim’s cellmate was Carlo Gambino’s brother; The peacocks in prison; “Doing time”

1:24:25 - Was Tim tempted to go back to drug smuggling?; The 2 things Tim learned in prison; The state of Marijuana legalization; Tim breaks down today’s weed black market; The epidemic of drug-lacing

1:41:10 - Why Tim waited so long to tell the story of the Saltwater Cowboys; How the book came together; The potential for a miniseries about the story


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