NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Sunnyvale, California) Sec. risks posed by widespread cocaine use in California's silicon valley examined. [TECHNICIAN - ests. number defense plant workers using cocaine on the job; claims defective weapons system parts are being produced as result.] [Police chief Jos McNAMARA - notes United States defense system, space program and health system depends on silicon valley; explains relationship between drug usage in area and for. intelligence efforts.] Results of recent valley police sting of cocaine users and dealers outlined. [TECHNICIANS - claim most dealers and users are in management level.] Laxity of most high tech companies security precautions noted illustrated by Monolithic Memories' experience; details given. Suspected murderer Larry Lowery said accused of killing addict with record of computer theft; other cases reviewed. [Siliconix executive Walt FALESCHINI - acknowledges problem exists.] ["DAVE" - discusses execs.' role in problem.]
REPORTER: David Burrington
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