Richard Stratton, author of drug smuggling memoir, featured in the NY Daily News

smuggler20n-9-webThe NY Daily News ran a gripping feature about Richard Stratton, whose upcoming memoir SMUGGLER’S BLUES (Arcade) will be published on April 5, 2016. Considered “one of the last great hippie marijuana smugglers,” Stratton ran marijuana and hash into the United States for decades, raking in millions with his hauls and crossing paths with the likes of Norman Mailer and James (Whitey) Bulger.  The Daily News recounts Stratton’s show-down of a final bust that resulted in his arrest and 25-year prison sentence.

Though the memoir focuses on his drug-running years, Hollywood followed prison for Stratton where he made use of his remarkable experiences, with stints advising on HBO’s “Oz” and the documentary “Thug Life,” and running Showtime’s “Street Time.”  High time for his heart-thumping years to be immortalized on the published page!

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