‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross, Former L.A. Drug Kingpin, Arrested in Sonoma County
A former Los Angeles crack cocaine kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross was arrested this week in Sonoma County on suspicion of possessing money related to the sale of a controlled substance, authorities said.
A law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times that Ross was carrying more than $100,000.
Ross, who authorities say was a major player in the crack trade in South Los Angeles in the 1990s, was also arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a crime, according to a
arrest log. He is no longer in custody, according to Sonoma County sheriff’s jail records.
Ross’ management team did not immediately return requests for a comment.
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