Pouring out the Loot, 1952

“Narcotics ring broken…$30,000 worth taken”, A.V. Beckner poses pouring out loot.  Los Angels, California. March 11, 1952         Share page on:

Kosmic Kisses, 1974

Marijuana cookies and “Kosmic Kisses” seized in narcotics raid on Sanchez Street in San Francisco.  These three jars a marijuana confections apparently intended to give ‘orgasmic delight’ over the holidays, were confiscated by police. The “kisses” and cookies carried a Read More …

Machete C.A.M.P, 1985

Once we had all reached the marijuana fields on that hot day, the press was allowed a photo opportunity… Barry Inman was the only one I saw with a machete, which he happily wielded on plant after plant… “I love Read More …

Dope Raid, 1951

“Dope Raid” Alfred Perez – 24 years (narcotic suspect) on the Left; Ray Huber (officer) on the Right examining confiscated marijuana. Police headquarters Los Angeles, California – May 16, 1951 Share page on:

Gas Mask Puff, 1969

 “We’d take a gas mask and take the filters out and tape over them, and just make a hole in one of the filters. We’d stick a joint in the gas mask and puff like mad, just keep breathing until Read More …

Gather Marijuana, 1970

Gather Marijuana Four Indiana State Police Troopers, from left, Ronald Albright, Det. Sgt. Robert Zack, Edward Galloway and Robert Candler, clear a building near North Liberty, Sunday, of marijuana where three laskens(?) had stored it. The large cache was valued Read More …

Peyote & Cannabis Raid, 1958

Robert King, Sgt. State Narcotics inspector and John O’Grady of LAPD Narcotics Bureau, examine some of the peyote & cannabis picked up in a raid.  California, 1958   Share page on:

Early Indoor, 1970’s

“Dean Lloyd (left) and ABC Officer Fred Hennessee (right) amongst marijuana plants. This is possibly a picture of a bust.” Burke County, North Carolina, late 1970’s   Notice the vertical MH lights… Pioneers…     Share page on:

Don’t get your Panties in a Bunch, 1951

Sheriff’s Secretarty Sonia Simone and Lieutenant Ray Huber posing with evidence including marijuana stuffed womens nylons.  Los Angeles, California Marijuana raid, October 31, 1951   Share page on:

Reefer Resort, 1948

Mitchum’s attorney, the famed Jerry Giesler, told the court the indictment against his handsome client was void and invalid because its language was “indefinite, uncertain, and unintelligible.” “Parts of it,” he said, “aren’t even in the English language. The only Read More …

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