Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and his band of brothers
by Ron Chepesiuk
Ike Atkinson is a charismatic former U.S. army master sergeant, drug smugger, card shark and adventurer from North Carolina whom law enforcement nick-named Sergeant Smack. Under the cover of the Vietnam War and through the use of the U.S. military infrastructure, Atkinson masterminded an enterprising group of family members and former African American GIs that the DEA describes as one of history's top ten drug trafficking rings.
He also became the first Black drug dealer to operate independently of La Cosa Nostra. The DEA created a special unit, code named CENTAC 9, which conducted an intensive three-year investigation of the Atkinson ring across three continents. Sergeant Smack reveals Atkinson's true relationship with Frank Lucas, Hollywood's "American Gangster" and exposes the so-called cadaver-heroin connection as a hoax.
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