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A former lumber sales executive in Humboldt County, David Winkle was a regular guy who hit hard times while in his early 50s. That's when he decided to start growing marijuana and reinvent him as "Papa Winks," an interstate drug trafficker. It was all going fine ... until the feds caught up with him. Erasmo Martinez The Sacramento Bee

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August 14, 2016 06:00 AM

UPDATED August 15, 2016 06:12 AM

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