From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State The inside story of Lawrence’s cross-country drug pipeline

Day 4: Spiderman

The road from Northern California’s lush, green cannabis fields to Lawrence did not run in a straight line.

Peter Park, 42, of Olathe, was indicted last year as one of the principal organizers of a drug conspiracy that connected Lawrence with rich marijuana fields in Northern California.

Day 4: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State

The road from Northern California’s lush, green cannabis fields to Lawrence did not run in a straight line. Between 2005 and 2012, a small group of local drug distributors managed a convoluted interstate drug pipeline worth millions, until they were arrested in a sprawling federal wiretap case last year. Now, 43 people could go to prison, and millions of dollars in property have been seized, but the long-term effect on illegal drugs in Lawrence is unclear. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle

Jacob Paul Forbes, of Lawrence, was indicted last year and pleaded guilty to selling drugs that he bought from Peter Park in Kansas City.

CCI Motorsports Inc., 4521 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Peter Park’s tire and wheel shop was used to receive drug shipments from his business’s California offices, which were managed by Wayne Swift.

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