The ensuing trial, at which the pair was represented by Percy Foreman, the high-profile mouthpiece who defended James Earl Ray, brought the national press scrambling to Miami. It ended in a not-guilty verdict for the defendants.
Candy, who proved crime can pay — and pay huge after inheriting most of her husband's $33 million estate — later overdosed on drugs in her penthouse suite at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach in 1976.
Drug busts are only a small part of Miami's history.
"Crime in Miami": Through August 29. "Illustrating Justice: The Courtroom Art of Shirley Henderson": Through June 20. History Miami, 101C W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-1492; historymiami.org. Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
On Thursday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., the museum will present a panel discussion, CSI & Forensics, which will include Jorge Molina and Samantha Steinberg, forensics artists from the Miami Dade Police Department.