Hey, as far as drug dealers go they are very interesting to me as well. Maybe it's the way they appear in the stories of a few, but to me they were waaaaay more colorful than today's filthy animal drug dealer(s). I blame it on pop culture.
As an aside, I firmly believe that if you live by the sword then you will die by it also. Most of the homicides that I am familiar with, involve (Both victim and suspect) like individuals.
Sorry, I know... But it's true.