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Kansas City Has Its Own Street-Lit Sensation, Quentin Carter, Who Just Got Out of Prison

A fellow scribe at The Pitch, RFT's sister paper in Kansas City, this week tells the awesome story of Quentin Carter, a street-lit writer who picked up pen and paper while doing eight years in The Big House.

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The Pitch
(St. Louis' street-lit scene, and its starlet Keisha Ervin, were featured in the April 14, 2009, feature story, "Lit Up.")

KC's Carter was a prolific drug dealer by his late teens and went to the pen for eight years after getting caught with a kilo of crack during a rally for George W. Bush in 2000.

According to Peter Rugg's story:

"At the height of their dealing, when it was a matter of course to owe someone on the East Coast $70,000 for a drug shipment, and their mother was finding automatic weapons in the house, Chris [Carter] still saw his brother [Quentin] as an even-tempered man -- he'd rather beat someone than shoot him -- with one big weakness. 'He was something else with the ladies. He'd disappear on me for a few days and come back with all these new clothes.'"

Quentin Carter has a whole new gig these days, in a ham factory. Check it out.


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