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Kevin Elders May Have Been Set Up


December 1994

The fall 1994 Drug Policy Letter cover story is an article by investigative journalist Cynthia Cotts in which she examines the case against Kevin Elders, who was convicted in Arkansas for selling two grams of cocaine. Cotts writes that Elders may have been set up by a mentally-unstable "friend" working with government sources. Further, Elders' arrest and conviction may have been related to the unpopular statements of his mother, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. She suggested in Dec. 1993 that the "legalization" of drugs as a violence reduction strategy ought to be studied. For a copy, contact the Drug Policy Foundation, 4455 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite B-500, Washington, DC 20008-2302, 202-537-5005.