Former Drug King Pin Arrested

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Former Los Angeles crack cocaine kingpin (Freeway) Ricky Ross might have fallen back into the game.

Ross, 55, was arrested last week on suspicion of possessing drug money — just a few years after finishing a lengthy prison term, authorities said Saturday.

Ross — not to be confused with the gangsta rapper who took his real name as a stage name (and then got sued in a dismissed case) — was one of the most notorious drug runners of the 20th century, setting up a nationwide empire based in Los Angeles at the height of the nation’s crack epidemic in the ‘80s.

He controlled thousands of employees and earned more than $600 million before getting convicted in 1996 for selling cocaine to a police informant.

After his release in 2009, he went on speaking tours detailing his drug dealing days, and told his story in the 2014 memoir “Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography” and the 2015 documentary “Freeway: Crack in the System.”

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