The Gangster Wannabe


January 19, 1998

Feature story by Michael Shead

“I always wanted to be a gangster,” he said.

After watching Capone movies as a child, Billy Pouncil had dreamed of being a gangster but that childhood daydream became a living nightmare.

At age 21, Pouncil stepped into the world of cocaine in downtown Tulsa. His realized dream of a gangster’s life was not the glorious one the movies had portrayed.

As a dealer, Pouncil ran three crack houses and spent nearly 30 years trading in the white powder. Continue reading