4. Narcotics Distribution

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
4

Narcotics are often distributed to performers who appear in pornographic materials to lower their inhibitions and to create a dependency.[1198] Profits earned by organized crime from pornography sales have been used to finance drug smuggling.[1199]

Joseph Periano, a soldier in the Columbo organized crime family, invested proceeds from the movie "Deep Throat" in drug smuggling. New York State Senator Christopher Mega, Chairman of the New York Organized Crime Commission, said, "Few have imagined that the profits of "Deep Throat" may have been part of the capital invested in the development of Norman's Cay into the major drug smuggling base north of the Panama Canal."[1200]

Local police also report that "narcotic transactions are present in these deteriorating neighborhoods (where "adult bookstores" locate) and go hand-in-hand with the rampant criminal activity in those areas.[1201]

Notes

  1. An investigator reported to the Commission that child pornographers use cocaine to lure children, create an addiction and thus a lasting relationship of molestation and pornography production. Miami Hearing, Vol. II, Dennis Shaw, p. 107. Los Angeles Hearing, Vol. I, Chris, pp. 94-95; "I had been taking drugs throughout the time I was in prostitution and pornography. They had been supplied and doled out to me by my pimp." Washington, D.C., Hearing, Vol. I, Sarah  Wynter, p. 185.
  2. New York Hearing, Vol. I, Christopher J. Mega, p. 167.
  3. Id.
  4. Los Angeles Hearing, Vol. I, James Docherty, p. 8.