Added by on 2014-10-06

Heroin-King-Of-Baltimore

Urban / Drama / Documentary  (2013)  60 minutes ~ Color

Melvin Williams was the heroin king of Baltimore who amassed nearly a half billion dollars during the 70’s and early 80’s. After the Martin Luther King assassination, Baltimore City officials would call on Melvin Williams, age 27, to help stop the riots. Famous in Baltimore for telling the rioters to stop and go home, Williams left the police bewildered that they didn’t have enough power to stop the riots even with the armed forces involved. However, instead of being grateful, the powers that be saw Williams as a threat and would ultimately frame him and put him behind bars for 26 years.

Stars:  Melvin Williams

Category:

Documentary, Drama, Urban