Sunday, February 27, 2005

I Smell Reefer

Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a metro news brief that police had discovered an unmarked trailer full of marijuana containing approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana parked near the corner of 10th and Martin Luther King in downtown St. Louis. Nobody has come forward to claim owership of the countraband, of course, and the story didn't say what led the police to the site. But it could have simply been the smell of that much weed. It's not uncommon to smell pot smoke on the streets of St. Louis. One day recently, however I smelled, the sweet aroma of unburned marijuana drifting from the vicinity an unmarked van parked on Pine Street, leading me now to suspect that the streets of downtown may be used as drop-off points for big-time dealers.