MISSOURI: As usual, Gene Halbin rolled a fat one after lunch. He’d taken a couple of hits when two strangers appeared at the front door. Halbin’s place sits way out of town, off the blacktop, down a dirt road, round a bend, over a bridge and deep into some woods in northwestern Bates County.
Good bet they weren’t solicitors working the neighborhood.
But they did come with purpose and the first words out of one of their mouths stated it clearly:
“I can smell marijuana right now.”