Ross revolutionized the wholesale cocaine trade in the early 1980s in South Los Angeles by mass producing crack cocaine through his Central American connections, and he took his operations to other cities in the United States. At his height he earned up to $2 million dollars in one day. In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a 3-part story on how the CIA was aware of several American back Central Americans who were traffiking cocaine into Los Angeles and using Freeway Rick and his connections to create a drug distributing network that the US had never seen before. For more click here