Drug lords have almost always been around, female ones too. Although their male counterparts have been getting all the attention, there are the likes of Griselda Blanco, Enedina Arellano Felix, and Francisca Cortes Picazo among the El Chapos, Frank Lucas, and Pablo Escobars. In the United States of America, Jemeker Thompson is definitely one of the most prominent female drug dealers known to the country. Known for being a Queen Pin, Jemeker has paid for her sins and has turned a new leaf but the shadows of her past still trail her.
The Life and Crimes of Jemeker Thompson
Now known as a former drug lord, Jemeker was notorious as one of the facilitators of the crack epidemic that the United States of America suffered in the 1980s. Based in Los Angeles, she recruited a lot of workers who helped her in distributing cocaine across the country. But that’s not where the story of her crime began. Jemeker Thompson had a rough childhood, it is said that she and her mother were thrown out of their apartment when she was only 8 years old and Jemeker has admitted that it was at that point she began to desire wealth and power.
As far as we can tell, her life as a drug dealer started when she was in high school. It happened she was a girlfriend to a marijuana dealer named Anthony “Daff” Mosley and subsequently started collecting payments for her lover. Still in high school, Jemeker Thompson and Anthony started selling crack cocaine. Business was good so they got married in 1980, bought a home, and birthed a son they named after the patriarch of the family. Their life of crime caught up with them and Daff was murdered. It was thought that Jemeker would quit being a drug dealer thereafter but it marked the birth of the Crack Queen of LA.
Jemeker Thompson decided to build an empire that revolves around drugs in 1984 after the death of her husband. She recruited people to help her distribute cocaine across the country, quickly became a drug lord and her reputation paved way for her to get supplies directly from Colombia producers. To launder the financial gain from her activities, she created an outfit that officially operated as a hair distribution business.
How She Was Arrested and Jail Time
Her days of crime came to an end when she was 31 years old; records have it she was arrested at her son’s 6th-grade graduation ceremony. Jemeker Thompson’s arrest and incarceration follow a betrayal by her business partner Percy “Cheese” Bratton. Cheese was arrested with cocaine in his car, so he made a deal that required him to provide pieces of evidence that would be used to indict Jemeker.
With that, Jemeker was arrested and charged with five counts of money laundering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Ultimately, she was sentenced to prison for 15 years and was released after serving 12 years behind bars; that was sometime in February 2005.
Jemeker Thompson’s Family and What She Does Now
The former drug lord is now an author, speaker, and evangelist who founded the Second Chance Evangelist Ministries (SCEM). According to her, she received Christ on the 22nd of August 1993 while in prison and among other things, SCEM is out to inspire other women like her, provide hope for inmates, and help people live fulfilling lives.
She is now married to Champ Hairston and theirs’ is quite a large family composed of Jemeker Thompson’s son Anthony, Champ’s two sons Kevin and Rj, and a few grandchildren.
Is She The Most Dreaded Female Drug Lord?
The Crack Queen of L.A will always be counted among the most dreaded female drug lords but there are reasons to believe she never lost her soul; at least not like Griselda Blanco who became known as the “Black Widow” for killing three of her ex-husbands. Also known as Cocaine Godmother, the Colombian drug lord remains the most dreaded female drug lord. She was implicated in over 200 murders and reports have it she committed her first when she was only 11 years old. Her victim was a boy whom she killed following his family’s failure to pay ransom after he was kidnapped.