Rick Wershe Jr. aka White Boy Rick was an FBI informant. He sold drugs and guns as part of a Detroit gang in his early teens. When he was 17, he was dumped by the feds and arrested for cocaine possession. Wershe was sentenced to life in prison and was eventually released in June 2020 at age 50.
Wershe was the subject of 2017’s Netflix documentary White Boy, while a scripted biopic, White Boy Rick, was released in 2018 starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey.
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