CBC TV Fifth Estate: Friday November 13 at 9 pm on CBC-TV
What happens when a small-town thrill seeker is lured into B.C.'s billion dollar marijuana business?
February 23, 2009, 24-year-old Sam Brown of British Columbia was
arrested by U.S. authorities in Washington State as he landed a
helicopter he had piloted across the border. Sam’s crime: he was
attempting to smuggle almost 200 kilograms of marijuana, “B.C. Bud”.
Only a few days after his arrest, Sam hanged himself in his jail cell.
In Over the Edge, Linden MacIntyre takes us into the world of drug smuggling in B.C. and the role in it of young people like Sam Brown.