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Truckers / Drugs #558919

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Sacramento, California: George Lewis) California's interstate 5 noted one of busiest hwys. in country [California attorney general John VAN de KAMP - says highway is huge drug connection.] Van de Kamp quoted regarding truck stops and drug purchases. [TRUCKERS - say can buy anything at truck stop.] Drug deals noted made over citizen band radios. Drug dealer quoted on screen. Undercover investigation featured. [VAN de KAMP -tells how many arrests made during investigation.] Trucking accidents discussed. Drugs noted playing undetermined role in accidents. Wichita, Kansas, case in which trucker killed deputy by ramming truck into patrol car recalled. Trucker noted having cocaine in possession. Police reports noted indicating increase drug usage by truckers. [TRUCKER - says drugs used widely by truckers.] California officials quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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