HIGH: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler by Brian O’Dea How a privileged son of Newfoundland became one of the worlds most efficient marijuana traffickers and then gave it all up. Brian’s website – www. brianodea. com An intriguing ad ran in the Employment Wanted section of a Toronto newspaper in February 2001: FORMER MARIJUANA SMUGGLER Having successfully completed a ten-year sentence, incident free, for importing 75 tons of marijuana into the United States, I am now seeking a legal and legitimate means to support myself and my family. Business experience: Owned and operated a successful fishing business — multi-vessel, one airplane, one island and processing facility. Simultaneously owned and operated a fleet of tractor-trailer trucks conducting business in the western United States. During this time I also participated in the executive level management of 120 people worldwide in a successful pot-smuggling venture with revenues in excess of $100-million US annually. . . Among the advertisers references was the US district attorney who was responsible for his arrest in 1990 and who had reminded the trial judge that the offence could carry the death penalty. The ad made news around the world and also captured the resilient spirit of Brian ODea, a remarkable man who, even in his darkest hours of addiction and criminality, never lost the love of family and friends. The ODea family is well known in government and legal circles in Newfoundland. But the familys . . .