Crime Scene Photography · Pennsylvania

Vintage police photography: breaking in to a drug trafficking ring

April 22, 1955
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Detective Thomas Murray uses a sledgehammer to break down a door

The event was part of a city-wide dope bust, attempting to end drug trafficking in the city. According to the caption accompanying the photo, it was the “biggest mass raid in Philadelphia”.


Source: New York Journal American Photographic Morgue

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