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Habits of the Common Drug Dealer

The post about Honda Accords being “common” drug dealer cars made me wonder what else the courts say is common drug dealer behavior. So after a little Westlaw browsing, here is a list of behaviors that suggest an individual may be a drug dealer:

1. Whistling (State v. Dunson, 2006 WL 400144 (Ohio App. 2 Dist., 2006))
2. Using a cell phone (State v. Pettit,
2005 WL 2401630 (Ohio App. 8 Dist., 2005))
3. Possessing money in large denominations (People v. Adisa,2005 WL 3481387 (Mich.App., 2005))
4. Possessing a pistol (State v. Ahrendt (N.W.2d, 2003 WL 22533555 (Minn.App., 2003))
5. Possessing a microwave oven (State v. Riley, 2004 WL 2050521 (Ohio App. 9 Dist., 2004))
6. Installing bars on windows or doors (U.S. v. Pope, 330 F.Supp.2d 948 (2004))
7. Possesing latex gloves (Brown v. State,
S.W.3d, 2001 WL 946870 (Tex.App.-Dallas, 2001))
8. Possessing a composition notebook (U.S. v. Aghedo, 159 F.3d 308 (7th Cir., 1998))
9. Using the word “girl” (U.S. v. Rengifo,
789 F.2d 975 (1st Cir., 1986))
10. Using air freshener in a home (U.S. v. Pringle,
53 Fed.Appx. 65 (10th Cir., 2002))
11. Possessing a “hide-a-key” box (People v. Sierra,
599 N.Y.S.2d 6 (1993))
12. Possessing a horse trailer (U.S. v. Reed, 2004 WL 1982528 (N.D.Ill., 2004))