Name: - Vincent Pellicer - Location: - New Jersey - Date: - Nov 1940
What the Narc’s were claiming
Not long ago the American Express office in New York auctioned a trunk that had remained unclaimed for over a year. The purchaser found it full of marijuana. -- He reported his find to the Federal agents and they started on a trail that led finally to a hemp farm in southern Missouri where a married couple were shipping box after box of dried seeds to the lucrative New York market. Their records revealed shipments of enough marijuana to make 2,000,000 cigarettes. At the current price of fifty cents to a dollar per stick they were getting rich. -- True Story (Magazine) Dec. 1948
Wanted Comics #14 - July 1948 - A short (2 page) story about Vincent Pellicer, a marihuana peddler. The story is about a trunk bought at an action that had medical marihuana in it. Soon the DEA gets into the act. The story ends with a ---"If you know his location, notify Commissioner H.H. Anslinger(sic), Bureau of Narcotics."
LEADING DETECTIVE MAGAZINE
[May 1947 pg. 22] “Cracking the Reefer Racket” -
[Key-finder - Case #70]
MUSEUM NOTE: Unless you're particularly bored and don’t have anything better to do, just skip this case. It simply deals with a trunk bag that’s found to contain Cannabis, which in turn leads to the arrest of some farmers. Were it not for the fact that it was turned into a comic book story, it probably wouldn’t even have been worth mentioning.
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