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what happened to the report of ron launius?why is it deleted?
Skeev you have a good point there. I changed the wording to reflect that Nash is the only survivor of the ill-advised robbery of Nash's mansion. As to Susan Launius, she is alive but still walks with a limp due to her severe injuries from the Wonderland revenge hit. She has changed her name and her whereabouts are a closely guarded secret. Apparently she does not want any "spotlight" or "fame" due to the events of 1981.
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I'm no fan of Jerry Brown or the Aryan Nation, either. But how in the Hell does somebody who worked somewhere near Brown being related to someone in prison prove anything?
- Try to vote and find out, you moron.
I think maybe some proof of the "liquid band-aid" usage should be cited as "liquid bandages were not invented until the late 90's early 00's. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:10, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
The reference to Liquid Band-AID is due to David Lind's testimony in the preliminary hearing in the trial of John "Johnny Wadd" Holmes in 1982. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:18, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
The Liquid Band-Aid ws either superglue, or liquid latex. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:53, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
dealers who dominated the Los Angeles cocaine trade
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right on the discussion page, but the statement "The Wonderland Gang was an organization of drug dealers who dominated the Los Angeles cocaine trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s." appears to be somewhat suspect to me. If they were dominating the trade, then why would they be ripping off Eddie Nash? If anything they were below Eddie in the drug food chain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soporific (talk • contribs) 11:59, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Have to say I agree. With Richard Barile being George Jung's main distributor being headquartered in Manhattan beach it's a bit hard to support the idea that the Wonderland Gang dominated the Cocaine trade. Jung brought in 80% of the coke in the US, and he went through Barile with most of it. Jmcachran (talk) 04:21, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
The Wonderland Gang stayed on top of the trade specifically by ripping off other dealers. They did not want smaller operations like Nash's (albeit a fairly big one) overtaking them, so they ripped them off. Their brazen tactics indeed instilled fear into the competition until Nash's associated had enough. The invasion of Nash's mansion was the last straw, and the last time the Wonderland Gang would maintain its primacy via ripoff. The producers of the movie "Blow" would have you think that Barile was the biggest distributor in town but that's Hollywood hype. Those "in the know" know that the Wonderland Gang was the biggest plater... until its demise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:59, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Actually the so called "Wonderland Gang" was not really much of a gang at all, more like a bunch of dope fiends committing crimes to get their fix. Eddie supplied dope all over Hollywood, The Valley and other parts of L.A. All dope on film locations in the city where supplied by Eddie. I worked for Eddie on occasion as a body guard alongside Greg and others, I was a bouncer at the Seven Seas from 1980 til it was finally closed/sold, I worked there while his daughter ran it during the years Eddie was locked up. The real 100% accurate story has still not been told and it most likely never will be.
Not sure where any of this information came from...I'll leave it alone because all the ghosts are just that...ghosts. My uncle's best friend owned 8763 Wonderland in 1981; I met Joy Miller at my uncle's house Thanksgiving 1978 and Rico (really) referred to her as his "secretary". Because he was the person who owned the house and also known to the cops, he was the first arrested (released soon after), something I found out when my uncle nearly flipped out (ever the coward) and wanted to hide at our house, something my mother instantly put the kibosh on. I was only 15 at the time, but nothing I heard then or later led me to believe these people were anything but small-time dealers; Rico himself claimed to be involved in bigger trade, and in the early '80s Eddie Nash's daughter had more drug trade in her club, the Seven Seas, than a bunch of bikers renting a house in Laurel Canyon. All the coke I saw later on came through rich brats, rockers, pilots and people in the construction or porn business in the Valley, not bikers. Rico called himself a "movie producer" who put up the bread for John Holmes' last few films, and supposedly connected Holmes with his "secretary" Joy Miller (another reason Holmes came under suspicion after Rico was arrested.)
Just edited Ron Launius entry.
Deleted references to Launius smuggling heroin in the bodies of dead GIs and being a suspect in 27 homicides as no references could be found to either of those claims. Added background info on his Air Force service etc and murder charges and heroin smuggling with citations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:58, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
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