I’m going to do something today that I never, ever do, and that’s share a piece of news with you about drug deals and surveillance.
This comes up, because of something I was working the other day that I thought was kind of interesting and I wanted to share with you. This goes back to a video I did previously for you talking about drugs and surveillance when you’re watching someone, in the winter time.
In that video, I talk about when you’re watching a drug corner in the winter time. I tell you to be aware when a person takes off a glove because a lot of times that can be them preparing to deal drugs.
They need at least one hand out of their gloves to count out the crack rocks or handle the money. When you see the glove come off in the wintertime, heads up, they are about to do something and maybe it’s a drug deal.
What about in the summer time?
I had the exact opposite thing happened to me the other day (in July). I was watching a guy at a bus top and it’s 80 degrees outside when he starts to put on gloves! And in fact, they were rubber gloves!
Now I know from experience, and you may know from common sense, the only reason somebody at a bus stop is putting on gloves in 80 degree weather is because the next thing that’s going to happen is a felony.
Sure enough, the gloves went on and the guy sitting next to him pulled out some money. The guy who put on the gloves reaches into his pants, pulls out a baggie and passes some drugs to the guy with the money.
I honestly have no idea why he put on gloves to handle the dope. It’s was a weird thing. The guy who was buying dope didn’t seem to have any concerns.
At first, I thought maybe it was a fentanyl thing, he didn’t want direct contact and overdose, but honestly, if you’re storing a baggie of dope in your pants, probably contact is not going to be prevented just by putting on gloves! And the buyer wasn’t too concerned about handling the dope.
I thought maybe he’s had an experience where fingerprint evidence sent him to prison before and he wanted to keep his prints off the baggie.
Again, didn’t make a lot of sense to me, but you know, they call it “dope” for a reason. Maybe it wasn’t meant to make sense to somebody who’s sober.
The point for you is not why he put on gloves before he dealt dope, but when you’re doing surveillance, look for things that are unusual!
Somebody wearing gloves in 80 degree weather should catch your attention!
I don’t know how widespread this is, but I’ve started to see it happening in my area…. Crackheads breaking twigs off of trees or bushes and using that twig as a pushrods in their crack pipes.
I don’t know if this is something that’s been going on for years and I’ve just never noticed before. I don’t know if this is something that’s happening all over the country and it’s just now making it’s way to my area, but it’s interesting and I wanted to share it with you.
Unusual behavior should be catching your attention. If you see somebody in the city going into the bushes, that should raise your awareness that something is going on. And if they reach up to a tree that’s growing out of the sidewalk and snap off a twig that’s not just idleness! That’s not just some kind of really small, inconsequential vandalism. There may be more to it than that, so heads up! Now you have a clue as what might be coming next.
If you have any little things that you think might be newsworthy, drop them in the comments. We can all learn from each other.
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Larry Kaye, P.I.