Legend of Cocaine Island trailer

The Great Recession laid financial waste to a huge number of American families. After being totally cleared out, one man decided to take things into his own hands by seeking out buried treasure to get his life back on track: not gold from El Dorado or a pirate’s fortune, but a huge supply of cocaine. Yes, of course he was from Florida.

That’s the premise behind The Legend of Cocaine Island, a “Southern fairy tale” in the form of a new Netflix documentary that tells the true story of Rodney Hyden, a small business owner in Central Florida who hears a story about a buried bag of cocaine and gathers a crew to go after it. Check out the trailer below.
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