The Cleveland Plain Dealer tells the inside story of how a major Ohio drug investigation went wrong. A principal character was Jerrell Bray, who spent spent 13 years in prison for his role in the death of a drug dealer. Despite that, guys know him as Mr. Talk-a-lot: He never shuts up. He worked with Lee Lucas, an undercover federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
They’re helping each other advance in their separate worlds, the Plain Dealer says. Lucas is building drug cases, looking good for his overseers in the DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s office. Bray, perhaps without Lucas’ knowledge, is using Lucas to frame rivals. The relationship will cost both men. It will put innocent people in prison, ruin careers and tarnish the record of a U.S. attorney with an impeccable reputation.