The Saga of Cocaine Bear

In 1985, notorious Kentucky drug smuggler Andrew Thornton jumped out of his plane with $15 million in cocaine. He became tangled in his parachute and died when he landed in Tennessee, while the cocaine landed in Georgia. Later, a dead bear was found in the Georgia woods. The cause of death was determined to be the 75 pounds of cocaine he ate. That was just the beginning of the saga of Cocaine Bear, or Pablo Eskobear, as he’s sometimes called. After years of travel, the stuffed and mounted bear is back in Kentucky and on display. Read about that bear, or watch the video, at WLEX. -via Arbroath


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