c/o General Delivery
                                        Gadsden [zip code exempt]
                                                    ALABAMA STATE
                                                   March 17, 1997


Disclosure Officer
Drug Enforcement Administration
[street location]
Washington [zip code exempt]

Dear Disclosure Officer:

This is  a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.
552 et seq., and regulations thereunder.  Please provide first an
estimate of  the cost  to answer this request, if the cost should
exceed $25.

If some of this request is exempt from release, please furnish Me
with those  portions  reasonably  segregable.    I  am  requiring
certified copies  of the documents requested, in lieu of personal
inspection of same.

Certified ocuments requested:

     1.   All financial  records for  the past  ten (10) years of
          United States (federal government) financial assistance
          to the  Etowah County  Drug Task  Force, Etowah County,
          Alabama  state,  inclusive  of  all  cash  payments  to
          employees of  the State  of Alabama, in whatever office
          or capacity they were employed.

The requested  records are  not exempt  from  disclosure  because

     (A)  could not  reasonably be expected to interfere with law
          enforcement proceedings;

     (B)  would not  deprive a  person of a right to a fair trial
          or an impartial adjudication;

     (C)  could not  reasonably  be  expected  to  constitute  an
          unwarranted invasion of personal property;

     (D)  could  not  reasonably  be  expected  to  disclose  the
          identity of a confidential source;

     (E)  would not  disclose techniques  and procedures  for law
          enforcement investigations  or prosecutions,  and would
          not   disclose    guidelines   for    law   enforcement
          investigations or prosecutions;

     (F)  could not  reasonably be  expected to endanger the life
          or physical safety of any individual.

                                        [see Exemption 7 in FOIA]

Under the  common law, and under commercial law, we are all equal
before the law.  This maxim is fundamental.
If you  are not  the correct  person  to  whom  this  Freedom  of
Information Act  Request should be directed, kindly forward it to
the correct person.

Time is  of the  essence.   If you  have any questions about your
rights and  obligations under 5 U.S.C. 552, may we recommend that
you contact  the office of the Attorney General, or the Solicitor
General, in Washington, D.C., for immediate assistance.

Thank you  very much  for your consideration, and for your timely
obedience to  the controlling  laws in  this matter, specifically
the Freedom  of Information  Act and  the  Constitution  for  the
United States of America, as lawfully amended.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Mike Kemp

William Michael Kemp, Sui Juris
Citizen of Alabama state
all rights reserved without prejudice

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