Thursday, July 1, 2010

Asks Court Aid to Break Cocaine Habit

From The Oakland Tribune, 17 May 1919, P. 2


Asks Court Aid to Break Cocaine Habit

A frail, delicate woman about 35 years old, Marie Scott, who was arrested yesterday at 489 Ninth street, charged with vagrancy, was before Police Judge Smith this morning, and told the court that she had taken fifteen grains of cocaine every day for months. After pleading with the court to help her break the habit, she was given a sentence of thirty days in the city jail, where she will be under the care of the city physician. When arrested she had in her possession four packages of cocaine and several needles.

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