IRS search for smuggled opium in Chinatown

posted Feb 4, 2012, 8:49 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Feb 4, 2012, 8:51 AM ]
Sebastopol Times, 1897

Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue men of Santa Rosa drove over to Sebastopol last Saturday afternoon.

Upon reaching here they were joined by Deputy Sheriff Ed O¹Leary and all made a thorough search for smuggled opium in Chinatown.

For three hours they ransacked the dens of the Mongolians but no contraband articles were found.



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