‘Godfather of Grass’ Extradition Hearing in Montreal Deferred

Article by The Canadian Press via Global News

American fugitive John Robert Boone, known as the “Godfather of Grass,” will remain detained in Montreal until his next scheduled extradition hearing in January, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled Thursday.

Boone, 73, participated in Thursday’s extradition hearing by video conference and his lawyer asked and was granted a deferral until Jan. 13.

He was arrested last week in Montreal after eight years on the run, several months after police opened an investigation at the request of U.S. authorities.

American officials had been seeking Boone since they seized 2,400 marijuana plants on his Kentucky farm in 2008.

Boone spent more than a decade in prison after being convicted in the 1980s in what prosecutors said was the “largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history.”

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