Earlier this week, the city lowered the boom on Barah's Market, a place where C&H was less likely to refer to pure cane sugar than crack and heroin (purity uncertain).
Among other stipulations, the market at Turk and Leavenworth will have to pony up $30,000 in penalties to the city. Since it's easier to amass large amounts of money slinging crack than selling popsicles, this prompts a question: How can the city be certain the fine money it's due wasn't earned by pushing drugs?
Per the judgment in this case, the city can shut down Barah's if it violates the terms of several injunctions for the next several years hence. The market's owners are well aware of the plight of the nearby Razan Deli at 391 Ellis, which was forcibly shuttered for one year and mandated to surrender $80,000 in penalties to the city. This is impetus for Barah's to stay on the straight and narrow.
But if it still has money lying around from its crack-happy days, what then?