Serial 2166

R 070130Z MAY 79
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 1)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS E F T O
RYMUR

Investigation at Guyana determined that American doctors, names unknown, traveling with pathologist to Jonestown, observed large quantities of drugs and narcotics. One of the doctors apparently heard making the comment that there were enough drugs and narcotics at Jonestown to last 25 years.

It has been determined that all the drugs and narcotics and medical supplies at Jonestown apparently not itemized were immediately transported to hospital in Jonestown and incorporated into their records.

San Francisco is desirous of interviewing doctors traveling with pathologist to determine if in fact they can make

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a professional statement based on their observation as to the amount of drugs, in particular, narcotics in Jonestown. San Francisco has determined that a Lieut. Colonel [Bruce] Poitrast, Chief, Howard Air Force Base Clinic, Panama Canal Zone, telephone number 84-5489, 84-4690, was one of the first American doctors to appear on scene at Jonestown.

Legat Mexico at Panama Canal Requested to Locate an Interview Lieut. Colonel Poitrast and determine from him his estimate of the amount of narcotics in Jonestown. If Lieut. Colonel Poitrast is unable to make assessment, request to furnish names of other doctors at Jonestown and set out leads to interview.

Bureau requested to relay to Legat Mexico.

“Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies”.

BT’s

Originally posted on November 7th, 2020.

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