DEA records of Howard Hughes

Nick Blaylock filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Nick Blaylock

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to the 1970s DEA investigation of Mr. Howard Hughes, deceased, including records involving the personal physicians of Mr. Hughes, including, but not limited to, Drs. Thain, Crane, and Clark.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Nick Blaylock

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From: Nick Blaylock

Stephanie L. Evans
Government Information Specialist
DEA Headquarters
8701 Morrissette Dr.
Springfield, VA 22152

RE: FOIA Case No. 16-00746-F

Dear Ms. Evans,

This is in reply to your letters of July 15, 2016 and of July 20, 2016.

Please limit your search to the subject:

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
a/k/a Howard Hughes
DOB December 24, 1905
DOD April 5, 1976

within the time frame of January 1, 1970 to December 31, 1982.

Nonetheless, this search should also include DEA (and its predecessor agencies) investigations of Hughes' physicians. These investigations could be indexed under their own names (and not Hughes' name). Their names are:

Dr. Wilbur Sutton Thain
DOB November 4, 1925
DOD April 30, 2016

Dr. Norman F. Crane
DOB approx. 1907
DOD unknown

Dr. Homer Hone Clark
DOB November 23, 1921
DOD May 6, 2010

Thank you for your assistance in this research.

Very truly yours,
Nick Blaylock

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