Category Archives: Street Kings

Frank Larry Matthews: The Black Caesar

By Mike Enemigo Frank Larry Matthews (born February 13, 1944), also known as Black Caesar, Mark IV and Pee Wee, was a drug trafficker who sold heroin and cocaine throughout the eastern United States from 1965 to 1972. At the peak of his career he operated in 21 states and supplied drug dealers throughout every region of the country. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ranks him […]

Thomas Tootie Reese

By Mike Enemigo Thomas C. Reese entered the cocaine trade in 1965 and eventually established an ongoing relationship with an Iranian heroin supplier. Reese’s organization consisted of six employees, including brothers Ron and Conway Waddy.  Though Reese’s operation and his reputation grew in the 1970s, he often conducted business personally rather than delegating tasks to […]

Rayful Edmond

By Mike Enemigo Rayful Edmond III (born November 26, 1964) was a drug trafficker in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Edmond is largely credited with having introduced crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C. area during the crack epidemic, resulting in an escalating crime rate in the city which became known as the “murder capital of […]