Operation Gateway

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

16-00484-F, DOJ-AP-2016-003549



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 Operation Gateway out of St. Louis, Missouri. The operation is described here: http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=691723

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.


Michael Best

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision to withhold the materials, as I do not believe they are properly and entirely exempt with no segregable releasable material.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

06/15/2016 11:26 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003549

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-003549 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-003549, DEA - Affirm limited PMG 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F