Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Harlem heroin kingpin
Claimed to have made $1M a day at his peak selling heroin in Harlem. After his arrest and conviction in 1975, he received a 70-year sentence, but was began informing and was released in 1981. Three years later Lucas was again arrested, after conspiring to exchange drugs with an undercover federal agent.
Subject of the 2007 film American Gangster.
Father: Fred Lucas
Mother: Mahalee Jones (b. 1909, d. 2003)
Brother: Vernon Lee
Brother: John Paul
Wife: Julianna Farrait-Rodriguez
Daughter: Francine Lucas-Sinclair
Son: Frank Lucas, Jr.
Drug Dealing (1975)
Conspiracy to distribute heroin (1984)
Violating Parole (1984)
Risk Factors: Heroin
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