Quote:Oakdale, California — Sources in the truth-seeking communities sustain information about the crack epidemic, which began in the 80’s were deliberately caused by intervention of the CIA. Sources credit American investigative reporter Gary Webb for exposing the conspiracy in “Dark Alliance”, a series of articles he later published as a book. According to Webb, Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras had smuggled the drug cocaine into the United States. Once smuggled, it was later distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles and the profits funneled back to the Contras. According to conspiracy theorists, it was “easier than having our tax money fund it”.