Meth and Comics Don’t Mix
For a bit it seemed like we were reading quite a few “crime” reports where drug dealers were laundering money through high priced comic books. Well, one meth dealer is looking at losing his 18,753 issue collection to the government. He was just a comic fan it seems, with an expensive habit funded by an illegal business.
On Wednesday Federal prosecutors filed a U.S. District Court complaint seeking ownership of the comic book holdings of Aaron Castro, who is facing a May trial in Colorado on narcotics distribution and weapons charges. The comics are valued in excess of $500,000.
The complaint cites a story of an interview which describes Castro’s issues with spending money on comic books. Lonna Gwin told the government, she’d meet Castro at a comic book shop where she’d hand him drug money at which point Castro would purchase boxes of comics.
Another dealer said he helped Castro organize his comic book collection which Castro bought with drug money. All the “druggie” fanboys we knew usually smoked pot, not meth. Kids these days.