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Drug Reports #14440

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1971
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(Studio) Attorney General John Mitchell and France Interior Min. Raymond Marcellin sign agreement to coordinate campaigns against illicit drug traffic.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Marseille, France) Port of Marseille junction for 80% heroin bound for US; quantity of cargo makes heroin easy to hide; most nearby processing labs for heroin eliminated by United States and French agents. [US Narcotics Bureau spokesperson John CUSACK - says heroin processing labs still exist in France.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Drug problems in United States suburbs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Westport, Connecticut) high school students in Westport say 4 of 5 have used drugs. [Unidentified STUDENT - says town dull; nobody has good time with everybody drunk or stoned; parents don't want to believe children using drugs.] Project Renaissance begun to combat drug problem; run by ex-addicts. [16 year old Phil PHILLIPS - in response to project participants' questions, says wants to be able to say things most of time, feels out of place sometimes, wants to belong.] Project dirs. believe sessions therapeutic.
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

Jennings, Peter;
Osborne, Scott;
Reasoner, Harry

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