Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now


As officers cleared the scene of a Friday evening disturbance, Sgt. Widy Jean’s thoughts wandered back to the party he had spotted outside a home south of Cherry Hills.

He turned to a woman nearby. The Riddick twin? he asked. Probably, she said.

Kunta and Kelcey Riddick, both 40, controlled the northwest Boynton Beach neighborhood’s drug trade for decades, or at least between stints in federal and state prisons.

Two killings this fall — one by Kelcey, the other of Kunta — brought their reign to an end. But the drugs have kept flowing in, as they have for decades. The city’s leaders agree: Something must change. Generations of leaders have poured millions of dollars into trying to make that happen, to little avail.

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