Cornbread Mafia

“L-E-B 4EVER”

Since: Mar 08

LEBANON, KENTUCKY

#22 Jun 24, 2008
"The Corn Bread Mafia is a group that originated in a rural central Kentucky county and was composed of Caucasian farmers. It was named the Corn Bread Mafia by federal authorities as the first organized group in the United States involved in a multi-state domestic cannabis cultivation and distribution network. This group shifted its growing operations to other states in the Midwest because of intensified marijuana suppression efforts within Kentucky. Members of the Corn Bread Mafia have cultivated cannabis on thirty farms in eight states including Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin."

"More than 75 members of this group have now been prosecuted and over 182 tons of marijuana has been seized."
Someone who knows

Lebanon, KY

#23 Jun 30, 2008
crazymanwithapopgun wrote:
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i'm sure they were some good ole boys and in the 70s & 80s alot of people were doing this illegal activity. But there had to be a better way. How could you sleep at night knowing that the Feds could be busting your door down at any minute. I'm sure that many were showoffs and ruined it for themselves. How you gonna live in Raywick in a trailer & drive two luxury cars & not work? The goverment is always watching YOU. Obey the law! kids!
Ok, I have to reply to this one... if you had a family to raise back then how do you know there "had to be a better way"? You have no idea what you are talking about because you obviously have never had to experience truly hard times in your life. If you had 7 kids to feed and no prominant place in society and no big last name that came with an inheritance you don't know what you would have done to ensure their happiness. They called them the good ole' boys because thats what they were, good ole' boys doing what they knew would put food on the table. They didn't drive around in flashy cars their kids had braces and dinner every night but I guess your right, that is a little flashy.

“L-E-B 4EVER”

Since: Mar 08

LEBANON, KENTUCKY

#24 Jun 30, 2008
Someone who knows wrote:
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If you had 7 kids to feed and no prominant place in society and no big last name that came with an inheritance you don't know what you would have done to ensure their happiness.
If you can't feed 7 kids you shouldn't have had those 7 kids. Who the hell is having 7 kids these days? or for that matter in the 80s or 90s? They may have been good ole boys but they went to prison with good ole murderers & child molesters.

High risk = High reward. Get busted and you may not see daylight again.

The one thing that I don't agree on is that drug dealers sometimes get harsher sentences than murderers and that's unfair. If you take someone's life they should take yours in return whether lifetime imprisionment or lethal injection.

Anyways, there is always a better option out there and I do mean legally. Those times were just a quick get rich scheme that many still do today. Being a drug dealer isn't cool and it won't replace the satisfation of hard work and gradification of a good honest living.
Tucky Buzzard

Jefferson, GA

#25 Jun 30, 2008
in control wrote:
<quoted text>the media made that name up because a group of local men grew highly potent pot called sesamelian marijunia they said we where cornbread fed. yes several went to prison we still rule marion co. today'
Any connection to the guy on trial in Towns county, GA? He and some unsavory partners have purchased a lot of property in KY including a hardware business. He is a former deputy sheriff charged with crimes stemming from a drive by shooting.
True American

Clermont, KY

#26 Jun 30, 2008
I was working him the day one of the ringleaders was working his "regular" job. Feds came in, pulled him in the office, then took him out handcuffed. He was one of the few who actually worked to try to cover up his purchases, house, farm, and vehicles......I guess someone else rolled, and gave him up.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#27 Jul 1, 2008
crazymanwithapopgun wrote:
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Johnny Boone was one of the main members. There was an article in Maxim or some other men's magazine a few years ago. Johnny got an honorable mention in the article. It was about marijuana cultivation in the 70s & 80s.
You are right...Johnny Boone was one but Bobby Joe Shewmaker was the KING of the Cornbread...You see he is still in prison...only him and Joe Keith Bickett...everyone else has already got out...which is absolutely pathetic for them to serve the time they have for growin pot...damn't they didn't kill anyone...atleast they are not charged with it!!! lol

Since: Jul 08

United States

#28 Jul 1, 2008
Someone who knows wrote:
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Ok, I have to reply to this one... if you had a family to raise back then how do you know there "had to be a better way"? You have no idea what you are talking about because you obviously have never had to experience truly hard times in your life. If you had 7 kids to feed and no prominant place in society and no big last name that came with an inheritance you don't know what you would have done to ensure their happiness. They called them the good ole' boys because thats what they were, good ole' boys doing what they knew would put food on the table. They didn't drive around in flashy cars their kids had braces and dinner every night but I guess your right, that is a little flashy.
you are right...a man's gottta do what a man's gotta do to take care of his family and that's what the GOOD OLE BOYS did!!! thats exactly what they was ..are..too bad for those who was jealous because they wasn't part of it!! I know lots of people who was in that...and we from Marion Co. are damn proud of it!!! There is definitely nothing like those days in Raywick! They are surely missed!!
True

Lexington, KY

#29 Jul 2, 2008
The "cornbread mafia" was just a bunch of good ole'boys from KY. Most were from Washington & Marion Counties. The group got their name because the grew the plants in corn fields, to try to disguise it. They got caught because they were ratted out by a fellow member. I did a paper on this in college about 7 years ago, and actually interviewed one of the previous members who had been released in prison. Although, he was never specific about anything, but who could blame him.
Jina Chung

Danville, KY

#30 Jul 2, 2008
I remember the cornbred mafia very well. Alot of the members are out now. Alot of my friends dads was in it was i was in school. Nobody talked about it...

Since: Jul 08

United States

#31 Jul 2, 2008
they got the name because they grew it in cornfield and "bread" means money...sure their was alot of people in it...and alot are still in prison...more than should be...hell its been 20yrs....LET FREEDOM RING!!!!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#32 Jul 2, 2008
True American wrote:
I was working him the day one of the ringleaders was working his "regular" job. Feds came in, pulled him in the office, then took him out handcuffed. He was one of the few who actually worked to try to cover up his purchases, house, farm, and vehicles......I guess someone else rolled, and gave him up.
no doubt!!! i heard about alot of em' rattin' and let the others pull their time! pieces of shit if ya ask me!!!
cornmeal man

Independence, KY

#33 Jul 3, 2008
I think they should all be set free! Enough people have suffered for too long!

Take a look at the Schapelle Corby case on line.

Type in her name and go from there, she really got shafted!
BIG SWOLE GHOST

Campbellsville, KY

#34 Jul 5, 2008
yall are nuts...more mafia like orginazations and worldwide ties in lebanon springfield campbellsville and danville then ever befor and its a tight clique...but dangerous ones...people have been shot and killed in brod daylight at least 2 occassions that i know about and neither guys were arrested for the two crimes, one was later for parole violation for i think carrying a gun, and i know for a fact the sherrifs and stateboys are in on it...this aint me talking...this is I KNOW

Since: Jul 08

Trinity, TX

#35 Jul 5, 2008
brothers in passing
hey

Elizabethtown, KY

#36 Jul 5, 2008
True wrote:
The "cornbread mafia" was just a bunch of good ole'boys from KY. Most were from Washington & Marion Counties. The group got their name because the grew the plants in corn fields, to try to disguise it. They got caught because they were ratted out by a fellow member. I did a paper on this in college about 7 years ago, and actually interviewed one of the previous members who had been released in prison. Although, he was never specific about anything, but who coul
blame him.
Would it be possible to read your paper????
granny 50

Danville, KY

#39 Jul 5, 2008
me, too. I've tried by writing letters to congressmen, senators and the such but nothing good ever happens for my cousin...just because he raised a litte weed. My goodness, he didn't kill anybody. A friend of mine has a beautiful baby that her dad hasn't got to see yet, all because of bs that has been drug on for too long. I agree, LET FREEDOM RING!!!!!!

“L-E-B 4EVER”

Since: Mar 08

LEBANON, KENTUCKY

#40 Jul 5, 2008
granny 50 wrote:
drug on for too long.
pardon the pun.
rat

Winchester, KY

#41 Jul 5, 2008
bo washburn
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Winchester, KY

#42 Jul 6, 2008
Bo Washburn can tell you alot
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Middletown, OH

#43 Jul 6, 2008

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