Operation Fast and Furious

Imprisoned Rice Organization drug-gang chief says snitch was real leader

When The Wire was airing on HBO in the mid-2000s, telling complex tales of Baltimore's drug-driven shadow economy and its overlap with local politics, the real-life dramas of Baltimore's drug world were playing out in Wire-like fashion in the "Rice Organization," a violent, politically connected group that for years ran drugs while operating legitimate-looking businesses ("Wired," Mobtown Beat, March...