Flying Uncle's Junk: Hauling Drugs for Uncle Sam (Paperback)
Flying Uncle’s Junk is the much-anticipated follow-up memoir to A Shadow at the Gate. Author Don Bloch spent more than twenty years with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. He made undercover buys of heroin, cocaine, and other drugs on the streets of Minneapolis. As a DEA pilot, he flew undercover and surveillance missions in many cities across the United States. He flew in the Mexican mountains of Sinaloa hunting opium poppy fields, and in the jungles of South America hunting cocaine laboratories. In vivid prose, Bloch describes the danger DEA agents were exposed to every day in the course of their work during the War on Drugs.
The twelfth of eighteen children, Don Bloch was born near Albany, Minnesota, in 1942, and raised on a dairy farm. He studied to become a priest, became a hobo, served as a pilot instructor for the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and finally made a career with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a retired special agent/pilot for the DEA. Don and his wife live in the Avon Hills of central Minnesota.?