The cocaine smuggler Johnny Depp portrayed in the film Blow has been released from jail after serving almost two decades behind bars.

George Jung, who was one of the most notorious drug bosses of the 1970s and '80s, has walked free from FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey, according to

The 71 year old was supposed to be released in November (14).

Sources tell the website Jung will spend time at a half-way house on the West Coast before he returns to society.