The findings will be required reading for anyone concerned by the rise of crack, but given the CIA's habit of burying its own past, undoubtedly not the final word. But that is just his own supposition: Webb does not say anyone in the CIA actually knew about the Nicaraguans' cocaine trafficking or that any CIA operative actually took part. In it, reporter Webb, a year-old investigative specialist, traces the story of a notorious Los Angeles drug dealer, ""Freeway Ricky'' Ross, who created one of South-Central's biggest crack-distribution rings in the early s. Ross's sentencing has been delayed pending his attorney's demand for more information about Blandon's association with the CIA. Webb, citing an array of previously secret reports and sources, suggests that the CIA must have been aware of the Nicaraguan connection, which reportedly included shipments aboard Salvadoran Air Force planes to an unnamed U. Though Meneses denies it, Blandon said they trafficked in cocaine to raise money for the contra cause. So it comes down to those familiar questions: how much did the CIA know, and when did it know it?
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Weekly magazine, delivered Daily Newsletter Website access. According to the series, Blandon was ""the Johnny Appleseed of crack in California''--distributing thousands of kilos of Colombian cocaine to black dealers like Ricky Ross. Ross's sentencing has been delayed pending his attorney's demand for more information about Blandon's association with the CIA. Madison, who hosts a radio talk show in Washington, says, ""I'm not dropping it.