Ricky Johnson is a professional street chemist by trade. He originally got his start alongside his brother in the Kalamazoo MI area. After proving to possess an above average grasp on the concepts of organic chemistry, he quickly ascended from the ranks of drug runner, to chief of production for methamphetamine under Harvey Black.
However, he finds himself as an outsider after being sent to Saginaw to assist with the introduction of meth into the local drug scene, under the watch of Jayson Bryan.
Ever the outsider, he is forced to prove his allegiance repeatedly, after the relationship goes sour between the Saginaw and Kalamazoo crews.