Rayful Edmond was born on November 26, 1964, in Washington, D.C., is a notorious former drug kingpin. He was credited highly with introducing crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C. At that period Washington, D.C., was known as the “murder capital.” Crack cocaine had ravaged the city to the point where people were afraid to leave their homes or take public transportation.
Edmond was alleged to have moved large amounts of cocaine, and it is said that they bought between 1,000 and 2,000 kilos per week in 1992 from the Trujillo-Blanco brothers, who was associated with the Medellin cartel and sold the drugs to Washington area wholesalers.
Rayful Edmond Early Life And Education
Rayful Edmond was born on November 26, 1964, in Washington, D.C., become a notorious former drug kingpin. He is highly credited with introducing crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C.
Rayful Edmond meeting with coach John Thompson
He was a fan of the Georgetown Hoyas and frequently sat courtside with him. He became very friendly with several Hoyas players. When Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson confirmed what was happening, he sent word through his sources to have Edmond meet him at his office at McDonough Gymnasium. Believed that Thompson is the only person to stand up to Edmond without consequence.
Rayful Edmond Criminal career and Conviction
In 1992, It was said that he bought between 1,000 and 2,000 kilos per week from the Trujillo-Blanco brothers who sold the drugs to Washington area wholesalers, associated with the Medellin cartel. His annually estimated revenue was approximate $300 million. In one year, Edmond’s organization, which employed 150 people, committed 30 murders.
In 1989 at the age of 24 Edmond was arrested, his arrest and subsequent trial were widely covered by local and national media. Edmond was jailed at the maximum security facility at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia and flown by helicopter each day for his trial to the Federal Court House in Washington, D.C.
On September 17, 1990, the District Court imposed sentences of mandatory life without parole on Count One. After being incarcerated in Lewisburg, PA federal prison, he continued to deal. Edmond became a government informant, the reasons for which remain unknown and create speculation to this day.
Last modified: January 3, 2017
Published on: January 3, 2017
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