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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Knowledge Is Power: Cop's Tutorial at Head Shop Results in Big Drug Bust

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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A talkative head shop owner and his eager pupil on the San Francisco Police Department can take credit for a sizable narcotics seizure over in Ingleside.

During a recent routine traffic stop, a pair of officers noticed a soda bottle in a plastic bag in the driver's glove compartment when he pulled out his registration. It was then that one of the policemen remembered a neat trick he was shown during a recent work trip to a head shop staffed by a garrulous counterman. The head shop proprietor had handed the cop a "stash bottle" -- a seemingly normal soda bottle with a secret compartment hidden within (not unlike the 1993 "you put your weed in there" Saturday Night Live sketch).

It wasn't weed but suspected ecstasy that was found in the driver's bottle -- 95 tabs of it.

And we thought things went better with Coke.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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