The saga of Detroit's 'White Boy Rick' 04/04/2017 1:25 pm PDT Comments UPDATE July 17, 2017 : After spending nearly 30 years in prison as Michigan's longest-serving non-violent criminal, "White Boy Rick" Wershe was granted parole, reports WXYZ . His name is Rick Wershe. He became known on the streets of Detroit as "White Boy Rick." No one would have guessed that Wershe was a drug dealer. But the teenager managed to become a kingpin in Detroit's cocaine underworld. However, the one thing no one knew about White Boy Rick is that he says he was working for the feds. There is a new documentary about Rick Wershe called White Boy: The True Story of an Urban Legend. There is also a big-screen film set to begin shooting in April, starring Matthew McConaughey as Wershe's father. The two reportedly met in prison a few weeks ago. The film's producer says he hopes Rick will be out of prison in time for the premiere. #Detroit #Drugs #Michigan Related Stories Boston 'Townie' rises through Chinese Mafia ranks to become kingpin 'White Boy: The True Story of an Urban Legend' Wild About Trial: 'White Boy Rick' conviction Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.