Generation Oxy From High School Wrestlers to Pain Pill Kingpins Douglas Dodd, Matthew Cox
Generation Oxy is the story of a group of friends—clean cut, all-American high school kids—who stumbled into the Sunshine State’s murky underworld of illegal pill mills and corrupt doctors. This teenage criminal enterprise ultimately shipped hundreds of thousands of OxyContins and other prescription painkillers throughout the country, making millions in the process.

This true crime memoir details the three-year-long rise and collapse of the Barabas Criminal Enterprise, an opiod-pill trafficking ring founded by Douglas Dodd and his best friend on the wrestling team, Lance Barabas. Raised by an alcoholic mother and surrounded by drug-abusing relatives, Dodd got involved in narcotics at an early age. Their scheme to sell the drugs he was already consuming coincided with the explosion of prescription addicts who were traveling the “Oxy Express” to Florida for easy access to the pills they dubbed “hillbilly heroin.” Soon they were shipping forty thousand pills a month, with tens of thousands of dollars returning in hollowed-out teddy bears.

In Generation Oxy, Dodd recounts his time as a wannabe Scarface: bottle-service at clubs, an arsenal of weapons that would make Dillinger blush, narrow escapes from the law, hordes of young women, and as many pills as he could swallow. And this was all before he was legally able to drink a beer, while still living with his grandmother. The good times came to an end when the DEA closed in and the twenty-year-old Dodd faced life in federal prison.
TitleGeneration Oxy
SubtitleFrom High School Wrestlers to Pain Pill Kingpins
AuthorDouglas Dodd, Matthew Cox
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published3 October 2017
FormatElectronic book text

About the author

Douglas Dodd is an influential speaker, author, songwriter, and entrepreneur. After serving his time in prison for drug offenses, Douglas earned a degree in distribution management and inventory control. He has managed to turn his life experience and catastrophic events into a nationwide story. Dodd lives in Tampa, Florida.

Matthew B. Cox met Douglas Dodd as a prison inmate. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he is the coauthor of Once a Gun Runner. Cox lives in Coleman, Florida.

“[Dodd’s] writing is very sharp and he knows how to tell a story…clearly talented.”
—Richard Schapiro, reporter for GQ

“Wow. What a tale.”
—Michael Finkel, bestselling author of True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

“[Dodd is] a very good writer. [Generation Oxy] is a compelling piece.”
—Jeff Tietz, reporter for Rolling Stone

“An amazing story full of colorful characters.”
—Guy Lawson, bestselling author of Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History
ISBNs: 9781510723580 978-1-5107-2358-0 Title: generation oxy category:TRU 
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