Policies about Fake Stash-House Robbery Stings (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Avinash Samarth filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-00374-F
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From: Avinash Samarth

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all 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.

Both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have used fictional stash houses in sting and reverse sting operations, especially those involving fake robberies. See, e.g., Associated Press, Federal Prosecutors Drop Dozens of Stash House Sting Charges (Jan. 30, 2015), available at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/01/30/us/ap-us-drug-prosecutions-stash-houses.html; Benjamin Weiser, In D.E.A. Sting Operations, Robberies Aren’t Real, But Charges Are, N.Y. Times (Dec. 4, 2014), available at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/nyregion/in-dea-sting-operations-robberies-arent-real-but-charges-are.html.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Avinash Samarth

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

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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 15, 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 #15-00374-F.

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 15, 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 #15-00374-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

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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 15, 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 #15-00374-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

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