Stevie Lucas was the nephew of Frank Lucas who was an American drug lord who operated in Harlem, New York City. Stevie had chosen a completely different path in life bent to distance himself from the dark legacy left behind by his notorious uncle. Growing up in the shadow of Frank’s criminal world, Stevie noticed personally the fatal consequences of a life steeped in violence and corruption.
Stevie Lucas Biography & Death
Stevie Lucas was a basketball player. He once stated that he did not aspire to become a baseball player, but rather a man like his uncle. No further information is available about him. He was uncle of seven kids, including a Francine Lucas-Sinclair and Frank Lucas Jr.
He was known to be eclectic in his religious preferences. His brother Frank Lucas converted to the Catholic faith while at prison in Elmira, which he stated he did because the prison chaplain assisted inmates being released on parole. He had Baptist affiliations as well.
He was confined to a wheelchair due to a car accident that broke his legs and took his last breathe at the age of 88 on May 30, 2019, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Stevie Lucas Brother
Stevie Lucas’ brother, Frank Lucas wife, Julie Farrait, was also convicted for her role in her husband’s criminal enterprise and spent five years in prison. The couple lived separately for some years, and Farrait moved back to Puerto Rico, after she was released. They had been married for 40 years at the time.
Lesser Known Facts About Stevie Lucas
- Stevie Lucas’ brother, Frank Lucas was known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade.
- He used to buy heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia.
- He was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 70 years in prison, in 1976.
- He pled guilty to attempting to cash a $17,000 federal disability benefit check twice.
- Lucas’ house in Teaneck, New Jersey, was raided by a task force consisting of 10 agents from Group 22 of the U.S., in January 1975.