Takedown: How an Undercover Cop Dismantled the Biggest Drug-Smuggling Ring in Maine

Takedown: How an Undercover Cop Dismantled the Biggest Drug-Smuggling Ring in Maine

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Takedown: How an Undercover Cop Dismantled the Biggest Drug-Smuggling Ring in Maine by Allan T. Duffin, Darryl J. Kimball

In 1982 Vietnam veteran John Arnold was a detective sergeant in the small town of Sanford, Maine. Working with the DEA and other law enforcement agencies, Arnold went undercover as a crooked cop, receiving kickbacks for "looking the other way" as drug dealer Michael Sanborn flew huge shipments through the local airport. Eventually Arnold met the "big boss," Richard Lowell Stratton, a Texas ranch owner whose involvement in the drug trade stretched back more than a decade.

A task force armed with federal search warrants captured 1,500 pounds of Stratton's marijuana and hashish - the largest such bust in the state of Maine at the time. A manhunt ensued and the case finally went to trial, where Stratton insisted he was just a writer researching a book on the drug trade. The aftermath of the case involved the mysterious death of a key witness - a murder that has never been solved.

TAKEDOWN uncovers the police investigation into an international drug smuggling ring, told by the cop who made the bust . . . and how the case forever changed the lives of the cop and the smuggler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692504222
Publisher: Duffin Creative
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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