Posts Tagged ‘Ecstasy’


“The mystery powder in the clear capsule cost $10, a dead giveaway it wasn’t the substance the dope peddler was claiming it was. Nobody sells the real deal for that price. Examining it under the light, one could see yellowish rice-shaped crystals shifting around inside the half-filled capsule. It didn’t even look like the genuine article.”

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Featuring Peter Gatien, Michael Alig, Michael Caruso, Moby, Steve Lewis, and yours truly, Frank Owen. Limelight opens in theaters September 23.


As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium, and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the undisputed king of the 1980s New York City club scene. The eye-patch-sporting Ontario native built and oversaw a Manhattan empire that counted tens of thousands of patrons per night in its peak years, acting as a conduit for a culture that, for many, defined the image of an era in New York. Then years of legal battles and police pressure spearheaded by Mayor Giuliani’s determined crackdown on nightlife in the mid-’90s led to Gatien’s eventual deportation to Canada, and the shuttering of his glitzy kingdom. Featuring insider interviews with famous players in the club scene as well as key informants in Gatien’s high-profile trial, Billy Corben’s (Cocaine Cowboys) exuberant documentary aims to set the record straight about Gatien’s life as it charts his rise and fall against the transformation of New York, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of the city’s nightlife.


The Article That Revealed the Full Extent Of the Drug Dealing At the Limelight

Cover photo by Scott Osman for Scotto.TV LLC


The Cover Story That Began My Six Year Journey Into Clubland’s Heart of Darkness

The Dorm Room Drug Lords of Higher Education by Frank Owen Maxim Magazine May, 2011

Posted: May 9, 2011 in Maxim Mag Articles
Tags: DMT, Dorm Room Drug Lords, Dorm Rooms, , Drugs on campus, , , Frank Owen Maxim Magazine, , Maxim Magazine, Mollies, Peyote plants

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Additional Reporting by Lera Gavin

The Dorm Room Drug Lords of Higher Education Maxim Magazine, May 2011

Posted: April 12, 2011 in Maxim Mag Articles
Tags: Adderall, cocaine, Columbia University Drug Bust, DMT, Dorm Rooms, Drug dealers, , GHB, Ketamine, Magic Mushrooms, Maxim Magazine, Peyote Frank Owen, Universities

Hey Guys! Pick up May’s issue of Maxim magazine and check out my latest story about students who make drugs in their dorm rooms. No one has ever covered this before.