The feds were onto him. By the time he hired a limousine bound for Texas with $185,000 cash in tow, cops were tailing him. They were listening to his phone calls.
James E. Maxwell Jr.’s trip west in that white limo three years ago this month, authorities now say, was to pay for marijuana — a lot of it.
He had been paroled from federal prison just four years earlier after serving a six-year stretch on drug charges, but now he was back in the game.