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Dragnet: "Benny Trounsel - Narcotics"

Created by kevharb

Premiere Episode: 1949-06-03
Final Episode: 1956-06-26

Number of Episodes: 382

Genre(s):
Police

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 6/3/1949 - 6/24/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Friday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 7/7/1949 - 9/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/3/1949 - 10/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/6/1949 - 9/11/1952
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Starting time: 10:30PM
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/14/1952 - 6/28/1953
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/1/1953 - 9/20/1955
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/27/1955 - 6/26/1956
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Repeats - Multiple sponsors
Length of show: 30 minutes

Primary Details:
Air date:August 4, 1949
Episode #:9
Plot:First Line Narrative and Plot: “You’re a detective sergeant. You’re assigned to Narcotics Detail. For more than two months doctors’ offices have been burglarized, hospital pharmacies pillaged, drug stores robbed medical supply firms ransacked with one purpose in mind, the theft of narcotics. The criminals are expert, cunning, vicious. Your job… get them.”

Plot Extension: It was Thursday, March 23rd. A small-time narcotics user named Benny Trounsel has been beaten to death shortly after tipping the cops to a new narcotics ring working at the hospital in town.
Network:NBC


People:
Actor(s):Raymond Burr
Jack Webb (Joe Friday)
Barton Yarborough (Ben Romero)


Further Info:
Websites:OTRR WIKI

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2009-07-28: Larry Husch [Read the printed source: OTRR Wiki]