called Walt's. Because it was close and Walt would run a tab I spent a
lot of time there.
Another guy I saw a lot was named Rojo. He was a red headed Mexican dude.
We got to know each other and became friends of sorts. Rojo was a pain
in the ass. Always talking about how he was a bad ass.
He really didn't have much going for him in the way of personality
except he had a car and always had something to drink. That made him a
wonderful guy to me since he didn't mind sharing. Once in a while he had
a woman or two along also. We'd get in his car and go all over LA. He'd
stop in and see a friend here and there we'd drink then drive on to see
We'd also run down to Mexico pretty often and run around also. Lot of
drinking where ever we went.
One day Rojo didn't show up.The house keeper found him dead in his room.
The cops took me down and questioned me for about 6 hours about it.
Seems he had died of a drug over dose. That seemed strange so me as I had never seen him use.
Then people I didn't know started coming to me wanting drugs. I don't mean
one or two there were a lot for a while. Some of them really angry
because I'd not sell to them. It seems that Rojo was selling drugs while
we were running around and I was so out of it I didn't even know. Years
later at an NA meeting in Phoenix I met a guy named Red who talked about
being in the drug trade in LA at about the same time. I told him the
story about Rojo and he told me the rest of the story. It seems that
Rojo was the biggest independent drug runner in LA. He got so big that
he was cutting into the mobs territory. So they put out a hit on him.
That's why the cops wanted to talk to me. It's my blind luck that I was
so out of it that I didn't know what was going on or I'd have tried to
take over when he died for sure. Chances are Buffalo would have been
The life of a drunk 1968.
0 Comments On This Entry
- Duchess on Rainbows
- on Damaged brain? Oh well, I wasn't using it!
- giany on Damaged brain? Oh well, I wasn't using it!
- Duchess on Thoughts from a sleepless night.
- Duchess on My crippling disease!
- Duchess on Damaged brain? Oh well, I wasn't using it!
- jstar on My crippling disease!
- vanessa on Thoughts from a sleepless night.
- Duchess on The war I never went to.
- tonyp on Thailand