'Freeway' Ricky Ross
of December 2005, Ricky Ross's sentence has been reduced.
Ricky Ross was a drug dealer in L.A. in the 80's who is now thought
to have been protected as an asset by the CIA. Ross
was convicted in 1996 of conspiring to buy more than 100 kilograms
of cocaine from a police informant. He was initially sentenced to
life in prison without the possibility of parole. A federal appeals
court threw this decision out. Upon the trial judge's reconsideration
he was sentenced 20 years. Ross has been in state prison for 10 years
now. Between good behavior and completing a drug prevention program,
he could be out in just two more.
feels it is only right to share what has happened to him in an attempt
to make past wrongs as right as possible. Please read more about his
incredible story at www.copi.com.
MSNBC news footage about drugs and the CIA - features Ricky Ross,
Gary Webb, and ADW affiliate Cele Castillo
a transcript of one of Gary Webb's most memorable and acclaimed speeches
on drug trafficking and journalism - covers the South Central
L.A. crack epidemic and the involvement of Ricky Ross
is among several names listed in this US Department of Justice 1999
report - The CIA-Contra-Crack Cocaine Controversy: A Review of the
Justice Department’s Investigations and Prosecutions
US Department of Justice official reports on Ross: click here