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The curious case of the fugitive drug 'kingpin' who outran his charges

Added 02-14-21 08:11:02am EST - “After three decades on the run, Howard Farley Jr. was arrested in Florida, where he had been hiding in plain sight.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “The curious case of the fugitive drug 'kingpin' who outran his charges”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On that chilly afternoon in October 2009, the investigators were stymied yet again. Farley never showed at his late brother’s memorial service.

The man had been a ghost since 1985 when he was accused of running a transcontinental cocaine network.

“He did a good job of disappearing,” said Duaine Bullock, the former commander of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Unit.

But 11 years after the failed funeral home stakeout, a different team of investigators descended on a house in Weirsdale, Florida. The target that day was a man suspected of passport fraud. He had been living under the name Timothy Brown.

The raid was a success. The federal agents arrested the man as he attempted to board an airplane in his private hangar, prosecutors said.

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