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- "Flipping burgers, and strapping jolts of morphine to the bottom of popcorn cups, Fleetwood."
- ―Cole Phelps
The popcorn cups were paper contains for popcorn sold at the Black Caesar Food Hut. The vendor, Fleetwood Morgan, used his hut to hide and discretely sell drugs as a part of Mickey Cohen's morphine distribution. Morgan sold morphine along with servings of popcorn by taping the syrettes to the bottom of popcorn cups, even in broad daylight, with two prominent customers being Cornell Tyree and Tyrone Lamont.
Events of L.A. Noire
Unfortunately, Lamont and Tyree became heavily addicted and later died from overdoses in their apartment. Their bodies were later discovered and their deaths were investigated by Detectives Cole Phelps and Roy Earle, during which they found several morphine syrettes and empty popcorn cups littering the apartment. Upon closer inspection, Phelps found a syrette taped to the bottom of one of the cups, implicating the food vendor and providing a lead for the drug distribution.
Phelps and Earle confronted Morgan at the vendor. Morgan attempted to flee, but was captured by Phelps and proceeded to inspect the vendor. Phelps found a stash of morphine hidden in a box with popcorn cups. With this as evidence, Phelps coerced Morgan into talking who revealed that his supplier was Jermaine Jones.