Support the King of Pot

by on Nov.28, 2010, under Movies & TV & Video, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on November 28, 2010

I was surprised I had never heard about this character before but I was happy to hear the man is still free.  He is a legend in his home state of Kentucky and one of his nicknames is “King of Pot”.

John Robert Boone vanished a couple of years ago rather than face life imprisonment for growing weed.  He had already served a previous 10 year sentence for growing and he knew this time his sentence would be life.

The 67 year old man is described as a tattooed Santa Claus.  Big white beard and white hair and glasses.  His neighbors in town refuse to help authorities in any capacity.  They describe Boone as a friendly, peaceful man who was quick to help friends with money when they hit hard times. Even his estranged wife refuses to help the law. Many farmers in the area said they turned to growing weed when their farms were doing so poorly and why should John be sent to prison for doing the same.  They were just doing what they needed to do to put food on the table.

AND! – there is now a t-shirt available with “Run, Johnny, Run” to show support for Boone.  He also has quite a following on Facebook.  Let’s hope Boone lives the rest of his life in peace and he keeps one step ahead of the law.

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Jake November 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

I can’t believe in this day and age there are still people who can vanish from the grid for years.

MCGLOVERABLE December 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Who did the tattoo on the picture of the weed?

Tattoo Me Now December 16, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Wawww, is very cool design

New Motorcycle December 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm

look beautiful tattoo, I like this

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