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JUG OF NARCOTICS FOUND BY HUNTER
SHERIFF WITH JUGS
A rotting gallon-sized thermos jug stuffed with
narcotics is turned over to Tarrant County
Sheriff Wright. Thcan
found the partially-buried jug on his farm near
Grapevine last night while hunting squirrels.
The jug contains 10 small bottles of morphine,
opium and codine and 16 vials of an unlabeled
liquid. Sheriff Wright says he presumes the
liquid is a narcotic but will have it analyzed.
The sheriff says the jug appears to have been
buried at least a year, that the dope planted
inside probably was taken in a drug store
CU OF THERMOS LID
Only the aluminum lid to the jug was above ground
The shiny lid attracted the hunter's attention.
Sheriff Wright says he will hold the narcotics in
hopes of eventually using it as evidence if he
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Jug of narcotics found by hunter], item, May 18, 1956; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498768/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.