Transcripts (11)

A POTTED PLANT HISTORY | Bonus Episode 2

The Syndicate

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  • 2 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

The Syndicate

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  • 2 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

The Syndicate

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  • 2 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

The Syndicate

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  • 3 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

The Syndicate

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  • 3 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