Narcotics arrest on ship, 1952.
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1952-05-01. Reporter: Emery to Desick 10:30 p. Assignment: Narcotics arrest on ship. 16: US Customs officers on each side of suspect arrested aboard tanker 'James E. Day' at berth 77, Long Beach Harbor, 10 pm, bringing him to police care. Suspect (center) is Vern L. Reprogle, 25, able-bodied Seaman, Merchant Marine, of 444 Ohio Avenue, Long Beach, later booked Long Beach Police Department on illegal possession narcotics. 17: Reprogle (hiding) entering police car, officers around him. 20, 21: Reprogle hiding face, escorted by LBPD narcotics squad detectives Lawrence C. Dodd (black tie, dark gray coat) and Frederick L. Good (light yellow tie, very light coat)."