Yesterday when I was enjoying my coffee and photographing my cactus collection I also witnessed a drug deal going down.
I took photos from the safety of my chair as I was a bit worried that fiddling around trying to get organised onto my crutches would draw attention to myself – I didn't think that was a very good idea.
Users used to go into the tin garage/shed but it seems the owners have secured it so they can't get in and addicts are forced to "partake" in the alley. The police were doing occasional drive-throughs and one Officer told the manservant that he had found an O'D'd person in there. Perhaps that prompted the securing of the shed.
Unpleasant, but a fact of living in a transitional neighbourhood. The police know it goes on – our neighbours call them all the time, but once the cops get here everyone has gone. This whole transaction and use took less than 10 minutes.
This is a cropped deal …. first the dealer counts the money:
Then the drug is shared: