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FBI Heroin Dealer

FBI agent Kenneth Withers stole one hundred pounds of high quality heroin from FBI evidence lockers and then sent mail solicitations with a one ounce sample packet of heroin, to drug dealers whose names he had acquired from FBI files. Withers, a seven year FBI veteran, instructed drug dealers to call him at a pager number and then asked them to send money, $75,000 per kilo, to private postal boxes in South Jersey. In his mail solicitation Withers offered drug dealers "unlimited quantities" of high grade heroin without prior payment and at half street prices. The FBI was tipped off to the scheme by drug dealers who received the offer. Withers was fired and then arrested in his FBI office. Apparently he had already made $75,000 on his idea.

Source: Seattle Times, June 4, 1994

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