Fresno Meth 1982

Emma Best filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-00364-F
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to an investigation that began on approximately 2/9/82 (or possibly March 6, 1982, according to an FBI report), in the Fresno, California area was initiated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into the illicit manufacture of methamphetamines. Fifteen indictments were handed out as a result of the investigation. The investigation is notable for an individual being arrested by a DEA agent while trying to plant drugs on one of the key witnesses to discredit them. The individual said that they had been hired by Ted Gunderson, a retired FBI agent who was an investigator for the defense.

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision to reject this FOIA request. I provided the name of the subjects, the location, the date range and some of the crimes committed. This is more than enough information for DEA to attempt a search.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision that I didn't reasonably describe the records. I provided locations, dates and subjects as well as the name of one of the individuals involved. This is more than enough information to search for the records.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/10/2016 10:06 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004654

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004654 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for other reasons -- Duplicate request or appeal.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision that I didn't reasonably describe the records. I provided locations, dates and subjects as well as the name of one of the individuals involved. This is more than enough information to search for the records.

You originally rejected this appeal for being a "duplicate" however it was not - your office was referring to an appeal for an entirely unrelated request.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-005712 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Records not reasonably described.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-005712, DEA - Affirm Not Reasonably Described-s

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. Thank you.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-005738 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Records not reasonably described.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-005738, DEA - Affirm Not Reasonably Described

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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