Andrew C. Thornton II

Andrew C. Thornton II (1945–1985) was a head member of "The Company", a drug smuggling ring in Kentucky. The son of Carter and Peggy Thornton of Threave Main Stud farm in southern Bourbon County, Kentucky. Drew grew up living a privileged life in the Lexington, Kentucky area and attended the private Sayre School with many other Lexington blue bloods. He later transferred to Sewanee Military Academy and then joined the Army as a paratrooper. After quitting the Army, he became a Lexington police officer on the narcotics task force. He then attended the University of Kentucky Law School. During his tenure, he began smuggling . Thornton had a criminal conviction for drug possession while he engaged in drug trafficking. On a particular smuggling run from Colombia, having dumped packages of cocaine off near the Blairsville, N. Georgia, Andrew jumped from his auto-piloted Cessna 404. In the September 11, 1985 jump, he was caught in his parachute and ended up in a free fall to the ground. His dead body was found in the back yard of Knoxville, Tennessee resident Fred Myers. The plane crashed over 60 miles away in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
September 11th, 1985 at age of 40
Places lived
Kentucky , United States, with Territories
pop. 4,395,295 (2013)
Lexington , Kentucky
pop. 308,428 (2013)


1. University of Kentucky Colleges/University

The University of Kentucky, also known as UK, is a public co-educational university and is one of the state's two land-grant universities, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is the largest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by enrollment, with 27,171 students, and is also the highest ranked research university in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 947 mil. $
Institution colors
101 Main Building, 40506 - Lexington, Kentucky
2012. 20,827
2010. 19,927
2009. 19,187
2006. 19,292
2012. 7,207
2010. 7,181
2006. 7,090
Acceptance rate
2012. 67.3 %
2010. 69.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.1 K $
2011. 9.13 K $
2010. 8.61 K $
2009. 8.12 K
2008. 7.74 K $
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