Richard Nixon declared war on drugs in 1971, but the battles didn't have teeth until Ronald Reagan stepped up the conflict in the 1980s. As one of the leading cannabis and hash suppliers on the east coast, the Gentlemen Smugglers made their mark during the stretch of calm before the storm.
PRØHBTD is proud to introduce The Gentlemen Smugglers, a true docu-drama based on a group of friends that secured Caribbean cannabis and supplied it to the entire eastern seaboard during the 1970s. The party-crazed friends earned the Gentlemen Smugglers name due to their college educations and aversion to violence, yet their daring escapes from law enforcement could not survive Reagan's drug war escalation.
The thrilling new series, which includes interviews with the smugglers and law enforcement, is based on the popular 2011 book Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs by journalist Jason Ryan.