The federal government Tuesday filed a letter of opposition in response to a request from the lawyer of an alleged Mid-Missouri cocaine dealer to allow him to keep court discovery while in jail.
Malcolm Redmon was arrested last year and charged in a major drug bust surrounding a known cocaine ring with 26 other people in November 2014.
Redmon was arrested on three cocaine-related charges last August, more than a dozen charges stemming back to drug trafficking and distribution.
U.S. prosecutors for the Western District of Missouri said they are opposed to Redmon being able to keep court records relating back to his case.
The letter says Redmon’s previous lawyer had given reports to him in direct violation of court order. Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Gonzalez said today Redmon then used those documents to identify people believed to be confidential informants, and told people outside of jail.
Authorities found out about Redmon leaking the information to outside sources, and agents were able to get a search warrant to take the reports from Redmon’s jail cell.