Thursday, May 13, 2010

Drug Money



I covered a press conference held by our District Attorney, Tom Spota yesterday that announced the arrest of a major heroin ring here on the east end of Long Island. Our town supervisor, Anna Throne-Holst was also there to announce that the town was joining the East End Drug Task Force.


The two previous supervisors did not feel joining the other four towns, DA's office, FBI, State Police and other federal resources would help in the fight against drugs.


In typical fashion the DA's office spread out the fodder of the bust for the media to gawk over, film and photograph. I was amazed to see $174,000 spread out on the table. But even more amazed to here the story of how one of the dealers had large amounts of money all over his house, tossed over the floors, stuffed in pockets hanging in the closets, under the sofa and in the ceiling joists.


Some mornings I clear my dresser looking for an extra quarter or two for coffee on the road!


Made with the Canon 5d mkII and processed with Photomatix Tone Mapping program.

7 comments:

S. Etole said...

I like the way you photographed that ...

n. davis rosback said...

yep, that looks like a lot of mean green.

Mrs. E said...

I know exactly what you mean! I rummage through the ash tray in the car, too! I think we're at the wrong job for cash, but have a better chance of not being put in jail!!

Hilary said...

Clearly you're in the wrong business. ;) Great shot!

georgia b. said...

awesome! love this post. i so identify with scouring for some change for coffee. oh, to have that kind of money laying around.

neat shot. how cool that you were able to photograph the actual pile of dough from the bust. : )

Rebecca said...

You have a most interesting job!

Damaris said...

that picture is amazing, amazingly shocking. Good job.