Assigned to Narcotics Detail, Joe Friday has a cunning, vicious ring of thugs to take down. With partner, Ben Romero, Joe rushes to the hospital to interview an informant who is been worked over pretty badly.
Benny Trounsel is a small time crook, but he’s already dead when the cops arrive. Still, he has clues that lead the cops to a medical doctor with some shady connections. Drug users are picked up, not so much for many real clues, as to offer a characterization of the depths someone on drugs can sink. Denying their problem all the way.
When pressure is on from City Hall, and Joe turns up the heat, the doc is key in bringing down the local ring, but have the cops brought down the big guys in the drug world?