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Home of Freeway Ricky Ross

Category: Crack Epidemic

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History of South Central, LA

Freeway Ricky Ross started the Crack Epidemic. With a supplier named Blandon, from Nicaragua, he was able to move a huge amount of cocaine into South Central at a very low price. This led to a huge increase in crime, homocides, and incarceration. His house was demolished to expand the Harbor Freeway, and was the origin of his namename "Freeway Ricky."