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Resource ID: #15057
Subject: Drugs
Source: Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
Date: 05/10/98-05/12/98



The Charleston Gazette examined the role of confidential informants in the war on drugs. It found that people who help police arrest suspected drug dealers can earn thousands of dollars and avoid criminal charges and lenghty prison sentences of their own. Some continue to commit crimes and falsely accuse others. Other informants find themselves in danger, sometimes because of indifferent or careless drug agent handlers.

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