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The Syndicate

Buried cash. DEA moles. Sibling rivalries. Skydiving planes. Fast cars. And an exploding hash lab. A group of college friends took advantage of Colorado’s medical marijuana laws to create one of the longest, most lucrative smuggling runs in U.S. history. But when a drug mule flipped, the whole enterprise came crashing down— and revealed how the marijuana black market is not just evolving in the era of legal weed, but thriving.
Series launches August 11.

Imperative Entertainment presents 'American Coyote'

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  • 5 months ago
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Subscribe today: https://link.chtbl.com/americancoyote What happens when a California-born tour guide and father of five finds two Guatemalan stowaways in the back of his tour van while on a trip to Mexico? A legend is born. This is American Coyote. American Coyote is a new 10-episode series out right now. Subscribe today to start listening: https://link.chtbl.com/americancoyote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A POTTED PLANT HISTORY | Bonus Episode 2

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  • 8 months ago
  • 38:01

An extended conversation with drug historian Emily Dufton about history of cannabis in the United States, the protagonists who shaped it, and what we might expect for nationwide legalization going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FOLLOW THE MONEY | Bonus Episode 1

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  • 9 months ago
  • 26:28

In this first bonus episode, Special Agent Steve Bratten with the Colorado Department of Revenue discusses the prior cases and investigative techniques he devised that informed his investigation of the Syndicate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ALL GONE TO POT | Chapter 8

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  • 9 months ago
  • 39:36

Lifelong friendships and familial bonds shatter as law enforcement pressures members of the Syndicate into ratting on one another to avoid lengthy prison sentences. But looking back, did their outcomes consitute justice? And what did “Operation Golden Go-Fer” mean for marijuana's black market? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

OPERATION GOLDEN GO-FER | Chapter 7

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  • 9 months ago
  • 42:25

After Joe Johnson flips and becomes an informant, the noose starts to tighten around the Syndicate. In October 2014, police execute 18 simultaneous search warrants, bringing down the entire enterprise with SWAT teams and over a hundred armed police officers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FAMILY MAN | Chapter 6

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  • 9 months ago
  • 46:13

The backstory of the Syndicate's kingpin. We explore Tri's motivations, his history with the Syndicate's key distributor in Minnesota, and why he reacted the way he did when things in Denver started to go terribly sideways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices