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Michael Alig

‘Twas the day of Christmas, when all through the house...

‘I’m sorry to do this to you on Christmas,’ the tall man wearing a trench coat and carrying a brown paper bag said coldly, whipping out his wallet, flipping it open and flashing an NYPD badge. ‘But you’re under arrest.’

I nearly shit myself. It was December 25th, 1995, and my friends Jenny and Mavis had sent me to the dope spot to buy us all heroin. I’d seen the creepy-looking guy watching me enter the dilapidated building down the block from my Chelsea loft. I’d noticed the way he waited for me as I exited, following me along the sidewalk as I made my way home with 30 bags of heroin in my pocket. Why had I been so dumb? I should’ve put the drugs in my shoe! Well, it was too late to think about that. My foolish ass was about to be sent to jail.

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