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For Immediate Release

December 22, 2016 Brian A. Parrish, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Kentucky (502) 588-8020
Former Leader of The Cornbread Mafia - Fugitive John 'Johnny' Robert Boone - Arrested in Montreal, Canada After Being on the Run for Eight Years
Louisville, KY - On December 22nd, 2016, after an extensive eight year fugitive investigation into the location of John “Johnny” Boone, information was developed that led the U.S. Marshals Service to a small town outside of Montreal, Canada. This information was passed on to law enforcement in Canada and Boone was arrested today by Canadian law enforcement officials in Montreal.

On 10/8/2008, a Federal arrest warrant was issued for John Robert Boone a/k/a “Johnny Boone” out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky charging him with the manufacture and possession with intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana. These charges were a result of an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration where over 2,000 marijuana plants were found on Boone’s farm in Springfield, KY. This was Boone’s third federal case and Boone faces a possible punishment of life in prison. Boone went on the run after the warrant was issued. Boone had been previously featured on “America’s Most Wanted”.

Boone is currently detained in Canada on immigration charges and awaiting extradition to the United States.

This arrest was a result of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals Service in the Western District of Kentucky and Canadian Law Enforcement Officials.

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