Seth Ferranti (born January 2, 1972) is a filmmaker, novelist, comic book creator, journalist, and former federal prisoner.
Ferranti spent twenty one years in federal prison after being convicted as an LSD kingpin. He had initially faked his suicide to evade law enforcement and was on the US Marshall's 15 Most Wanted list before his eventual arrest.
Being a first time, non-violent drug offender, the severity of his sentence garnished national attention and was covered extensively by The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.
Ferranti received a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism while he was incarcerated. He published eight books and wrote articles for Vice, Don Diva, FEDS, and Hoopshype during the two decades that he spent in prison.
Following his 2015 release, Seth continued his career in journalism and made a transition into film, writing and producing White Boy, a documentary about legendary Detroit-based drug dealer White Boy Rick. The film appeared on the Starz network.
- Ferranti, Seth. "I Got 21 Years for Selling LSD". VICE.
- Miller, Bill. "Head of Fairfax LSD Ring Arrested". The Washington Post.
- Blackinger, Kerri. "Former LSD Kingpin, Federal Prisoner Seth Ferranti Releases True Crime Comic Book About Crack Dealer with Ties to 50 Cent, Ja Rule". Daily News.
- Vola, Saira. "Getting Gritty with Seth Ferranti". Gonzo Today.
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