American Drug Lords

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Rank the Most Wicked American Drug Lords

 1 
Al Capone
(Gangster - Co-founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit')

Al Capone
41
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 25, 1947

Al Capone, also known by the nickname Scarface, was one of the most notorious American gangsters who controlled the organised crime in Chicago between 1925 and 1931. He was known for violence and cruelty in eliminating rival gang members, the most infamous incident being the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. His life inspired numerous books and films.

 2 
Richard Wershe Jr.
(FBI Informant, Drug Dealer)

Richard Wershe Jr.
7
Birthdate: July 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Michigan
Richard Wershe Jr. became the youngest FBI informant when he was around 14 to 16 years of age. He had started selling cocaine as a teenager and was arrested at 17. He was sentenced to life but was granted parole later. He inspired the 2018 movie White Boy Rick.

 3 
Ross Ulbricht
(Drug Trafficker)

Ross Ulbricht
15
Birthdate: March 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Ross Ulbricht, or "Dread Pirate Roberts,” created the dark market site Silk Road, which let people make anonymous drug deals, using bitcoins. He was eventually convicted of a number of crimes, including hacking and money laundering, and was sentenced to a double life imprisonment plus 40 years without parole.
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 4 
George Jung
(Drug Trafficker)

George Jung
9
Birthdate: August 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 5, 2021
George Jung, nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, smuggled cocaine into the U.S., as part of the Medellín Cartel, in the 1970s and the 1980s. He served a 20-year prison term for his crimes. He inspired the biopic Blow and contributed to the fictional account of his life story, Heavy

 5 
Frank Lucas
(Drug Trafficker)

Frank Lucas
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Birthdate: September 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Grange, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 30, 2019
Frank Lucas was a notorious drug trafficker from the 1960s and the 1970s. Legends state that he bought drugs from the "Golden Triangle" and smuggled them into the U.S. using the coffins of servicemen. His 70-year prison sentence was commuted to a 5-year sentence, after he became an informant.

 6 
Carmine Galante
(Gangster)

Carmine Galante
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 12, 1979

 7 
James Burke
(Mobster)

James Burke
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 13, 1996
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 8 
Robert Chambers
(Criminal, Drug trafficker)

Robert Chambers
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States

 9 
Nicky Barnes
(Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s)

Nicky Barnes
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Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 2012

 10 
Joe Profaci
(Founder of the 'Colombo Crime Family')

Joe Profaci
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villabate, Italy
Died: June 6, 1962

Joe Profaci was an Italian-born New York City mafia boss. He founded what later became the Colombo crime family in 1928 and was the family's boss for over three decades. It was the last of the Five Families to be organized. Besides his illegal activities, he also maintained several legitimate businesses. He died of liver cancer in 1962.

 11 
Sam Hurd
(American football player)

Sam Hurd
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 12 
Lorenzo Nichols
(Drug trafficker)

Lorenzo Nichols
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 13 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)

Pee Wee Kirkland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 14 
Travis Henry
(American football player)

Travis Henry
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frostproof, Florida, United States

 15 

Dominick Cirillo
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States

 16 
Felix Mitchell
(Drug Dealer)

Felix Mitchell
1
Birthdate: August 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: August 21, 1986

 17 
James Rosemond
(Drug trafficker)

James Rosemond
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Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 18 
Brien Taylor
(Baseball player)

Brien Taylor
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

 19 
Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed
(Drug dealer, organized crime leader)

Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

 20 
South Park Mexican
(Rapper, Drug trafficker)

South Park Mexican
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 21 
Alpo Martinez
(Former drug kingpin known for his notorious ways throughout the 1980's and 1990's in New York and Washington, D.C.)

Alpo Martinez
15
Birthdate: June 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 31, 2021

 22 
Angela Raiola
(Reality TV personality)

Angela Raiola
5
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 2016

 23 
Gene Gotti
(Drug trafficker)

Gene Gotti
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 24 
Eddie Nash
(Former Drug dealer, Restaurateur)

Eddie Nash
1
Birthdate: April 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramallah, British Palestine
Died: August 9, 2014

 25 
Kaboni Savage
(Drug dealer)

Kaboni Savage
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 26 
Glen Stewart Godwin
(Fugitive and convicted murderer who was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on December 7, 1996)

Glen Stewart Godwin
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 27 
Johnny Eng
(Former Manhattan Triad leader and Drug dealer)

Johnny Eng
2
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong