Joe Friday works the Narcotics Detail when he interviews a suspect who shows the confused signs of someone who is strung out on drugs. Will the man crack, and inform on his sources? He’s in denial about his addiction, of course. Joe starts to aint a graphic picture of a heroine junkie who crashes, and he guyis a fountain of information.
What now? The cops get the junkie some legal help to his addiction, and plan for a strategy to proceed to close in on the drug ring. Joe Friday tries to pose as someone in the under world, looking for connections? He tells through voiceover the overarching use of undercover cops to gather information. Joe poses as a big shot from San Fransisco looking for a major supplier. He manages to get his man, but not without a snafu that almost put Joe Friday in mortal danger.
Note: this is a reproduction of an earlier script. I don’t have the date of the earlier show handy though. As I recall, the first production ran in two parts, bringing down some small fry pushers in the first show, and moving to the mastermind of the ring in the second episode.