Nice: Los Alamos Docs found in Drug Bust
Drug Bust Leads To Los Alamos Docs
FBI Probes Apparent Classified Data Leak At The Nuclear Lab
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2006
(CBS/AP) Authorities in northern New Mexico have stumbled onto what appears to be classified information from Los Alamos National Laboratory while arresting a man suspected of domestic violence and dealing methamphetamine from his mobile home.
Sgt. Chuck Ney of the Los Alamos Police Department said the information was discovered during a search last Friday of the man's records for evidence of his drug business.
Police alerted the FBI to the secret documents, which agents traced back to a woman linked to the drug dealer, officials said. The woman is a contract employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to an FBI official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.
The official would not describe the documents except to say that they appeared to contain classified material and were stored on a computer file.
Sources tell CBS News the documents were found on a computer flash drive — a memory disk, the very type banned from the lab two years ago. At that time, the Energy Department prohibited all devices that can be easily copied, reports CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Read more.