Emma North-Best filed this request with the Kentucky State Police of Kentucky.
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, mentioning or relating to Andrew C. Thornton II (1945–1985), who was a head member of "The Company", a drug smuggling ring in Kentucky. On a smuggling run from Colombia, having dumped packages of cocaine off near Blairsville, Georgia, Thornton jumped from his auto-piloted Cessna 404. In the September 11, 1985 jump, he was caught in his parachute and ended up in a free fall to the ground. His dead body was found in the back yard of Knoxville, Tennessee resident Fred Myers. His death has been widely reported.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Best

From: Perkins, Emily M (KSP)

Dear Mr. Best:

I received a fax this morning from you advising that you were attempting to follow up on a faxed request submitted on March 22, 2016, for records pertaining to Andrew "Drew" Thornton II. Please be advised that no request was received on or about March 22, 2016. However, I will process the fax received this morning and you will receive further correspondence in three business days. The Kentucky State Police does not release any records via e-mail, so the response will be mailed to you at the address listed in your request.

Emily M. Perkins
Legal Services Branch
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-1786 - Direct phone
(502) 573-1636 - Fax
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