Bulger laughed audibly several times as Tower testified energetically about how Bulger’s name instilled fear in people.
Tower said that after he was arrested and served time in prison, he was told by a Bulger associate that he was being forced out of the business.
Tower said he did not try to sell drugs on his own after that.
“They don’t fool around,” he said. “You’d get approached once if you were lucky, but you’d get hurt.”