Serial 1820

[Handwritten memo from Associates Attorney General]

1/15/79

Jim–

Here’s the material I talked to you about. I’ll wait to hear from you before trying to answer the letter.

Bob Ford

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Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Jan. 15, 1979

To: Bob Ford
From: Phil Jordan
Re: Guyana/Drugs

Since you are the point man on Guyana-related matters, I think it would be appropriate for you to respond to this inquiry from Congressman [Lester] Wolff’s Chief Counsel, or to be in charge of preparing the response for someone else’s signature. Call me at your convenience so we can discuss this further.

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US House of Representatives
Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
Room 3287, House Office Building Annex 2
Washington, DC 20515

January 8, 1979

Honorable Phil Jordan
Executive Assistant to the Attorney General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Phil:

You may recall our conversation on December 6 concerning the Chairman’s interest in the large inventory of drugs that were stocked in Jonestown, Guyana. At that time, you said to me that no reporter had queried the Justice Department regarding this important facet of the tragedy at Jonestown.

I enclose a copy of a New York Times article on this subject dated December 29, and again request that the Department furnish the Committee with whatever information you may have received concerning this grievous subject.

Sincerely yours,
Joseph L. Nellis
Chief Counsel

[Pages 3 and 4 of serial or photocopy of New York Times article headlined “Jones Commune Found Stocked With Drugs to Control the Mind”]

Originally posted on August 3rd, 2020.

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