Fake Stash House Sting Operations

Avinash Samarth filed this request with the Connecticut State Police of Connecticut.
Tracking # 15-219
Est. Completion None
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From: Avinash Samarth

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Any memoranda, training materials, guidelines, statements of policy, legal advice, legal opinions, legal memoranda, and legal briefs regarding sting or reverse sting operations involving fictional stash houses.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have carried out such operations in Connecticut, possibly with the assistance of state or local police. See United States v. Colon, No. 3:14-cr-00085 (JAM) (D. Conn. 2014).

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Avinash Samarth

From: Connecticut State Police

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-219.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-219.

Thank you for your help.

From: Perez, Evett

Good Afternoon:

Ms. Samarth:

Please find electronically attached herewith an Administrative and Operations Index. The terminology in your FOI request is unclear as to what exacting specifically you are requesting, i.e., fictional stash houses, sting or reverse sting operations.

Once this office receives a clear and narrow understanding of your FOI request, we will resume the search request for any records responsive.

______________________

Evett D. Perez

Paralegal

Legal Affairs Unit

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

1111 Country Club Rd.

Middletown, CT 06457

E-mail: evett.perez@ct.gov<mailto:evett.perez@ct.gov>

Phone: (860) 685-8150

Fax: (860) 685-8354

NOTICE: This e-mail transmission and any accompany attachments may contain confidential or privileged information. They are intended only for use by the individual or entity named on this e-mail transmission. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to disclose, copy distribute or use, in any manner, the contents of this information. If you have received this e-mail transmission in error, please notify us by e-mail immediately.

From: Perez, Evett

Dear Ms. Samarth:

Please refer to the e-mail dated April 20th below for your review. Once this office receives your response we will resume the search. An index of the Administrative and Operations Index manual is attached for your reference. Please be advised that once a search has been completed; all records will be reviewed for public disclosability under the Freedom of Information Act and any applicable provisions of law.

______________________

Evett D. Perez

Paralegal

Legal Affairs Unit

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

1111 Country Club Rd.

Middletown, CT 06457

E-mail: evett.perez@ct.gov<mailto:evett.perez@ct.gov>

Phone: (860) 685-8150

Fax: (860) 685-8354

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