Nicknamed 'The Black Caesar,' he was among the biggest drug smugglers of the 60s and 70s.
Controlling operations in 21 states allowed him a lavish lifestyle, with mansions, minks, and trips to Vegas.
He disappeared in July 1973, taking $20 million with him, shortly before the FBI was ready to move in and arrest him.
He was raised from the age of 4 by his aunt and her police lieutenant husband.
Frank Lucas was another famed drug lord during the 1960s and 70s.