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VOL.3, NO. 192 Chicago, Wednesday, May 13, 1914
START WAR ON DRUG STORES THAT
FURNISH DOPE TO SOCIETY
Wm. M. Blake Says Dope Syndicate Exists on South Side
Mrs. VanderbiWs Investigator Scouring
City for Hop Joints.
A war on. the drugstores that infest
Chicago and sell dope to the fashion
able hop joints on the South Side has
been begun by the police
They are now investigating a re
port that there are several joints on
Grand boulevard and in other rich
districts where expensively furnished
dens are located, that cater to the
spreading use of dope by men and
women in the upper walks of life
Montgomery, druggist at 26th and
S State streets, was recently fined
$50 and costs for selling dope. Prank
Brodie, a dope fiend, testified that he
had been buying dope there for sev
Wm M. Blake, head of the Busi
ness Men's Morals Association, says
there is a dope syndicate on the
South Side which peddles dope
through a number of negro drug
stores on South State street.
"After an investigation I find that
there are elaborately furnished flats
on the South Side to which the dope
fiends of the.ugper classes come each
day," said Blake. "There are several.
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