May Smith, criminal record number 755LB, 8 April 1929, State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW

1920s mugshots

May Smith, alias ‘Botany May’, was an infamous drug dealer. She once chased policewoman Lillian Armfield with a red-hot iron to avoid arrest. Smith was sentenced to 10 months with hard labour. Charged with: having drugs (cocaine) in possession. Sentenced to 10 months H.L. Alias: Botany May. DOB: 1880. From: Camden. Occupation: domestic duties.

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