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United States v. Howard
Citation:953 F.2d 610 (11th Cir. 1992).
Landrum was arrested on drug charges, and was introduced to DEA agent Mike Dolan. Landrum agreed to work with Dolan in obtaining evidence about a drug transaction of which Howard was a part. Dolan instructed Landrum to make telephone calls concerning a marijuana deal, with the goal of obtaining evidence concerning Howard’s involvement in the drug deal. DEA agent Jack Harvey was involved in these phone conversations, all of which were recorded.
At trial, the phone conversations were partially audible. Over Howard’s objection, Harvey testified as to the contents of the conversations based on his personal recollection of the conversations.
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