George Rivera (Boy George) The Young Kingpin (ThrowbackThursday)
Boy George, Born George Rivera, is an 80's drug kingpin that had shit on lock in New York with the Heroin Game.
In spring of 1987, Boy George and his partner Ward Johnson came across 100 grams of that boy. They quickly got to work and bagged it up. Their drug business rapidly skyrocketed and by summer time they were distributing about $100k weekly. They controlled 5 spots, 4 in the Bronx and 1 in Manhattan. The spots combined were bumping off about 2 bricks of the boy weekly, under the brands Obsession, Sledge Hammer and Delirious. Each spot was run like it's own independent franchise with spot owners, managers, look outs and runners.
Agents claim that Mr. Rivera was making about $250k a week and by the time he hit 21 yrs old, he was worth about $15 million. Sources say he would trick his whips out with mechanisms that would spill out oil or shoot out sharp tacts for police chases. He bought a home in Puerto Rico for $145k cash, and had a pool built out back with the initials BG for Boy George on the bottom of the pool.
Summer of 1987, Joey Navado, a friend of Boy George at the time, and unbeknownst to George, a snitch, introduced him to an undercover who bought heroin from George, and they started building a case against the organization.
Spring of 1989, agents wiretapped Mr. Rivera's phone. They learned details of the operation and a couple of weeks later, agents started making arrests. They ran up in one of the spots where the heroin was getting bagged up and arrested 11 individuals, seized over a brick of the boy, 5 guns, cut, scales and grinding machines.
Boy George and Ward Johnson were arrested the next morning. Ward Johnson ended up snitching. Boy George got kingpin charges and is serving life in the FEDS.
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