ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is refusing to confirm the identity of a confidential informant who gave information leading to a drug sweep last month.

Authorities said an email is circulating with a woman’s name and photo that included death threats.

Legal documents and testimony from a June 14 hearing in Denver’s federal court indicate that the DEA’s trusted, anonymous informant was a woman who played a major role in the investigation. The woman supplied information that led to the arrests last month of six Aspen area residents as part of a network that federal agents say imported more than 200 kilograms of cocaine from Los Angeles to Aspen over the past 15 years. All have pleaded not guilty.

The woman did not return phone calls from the Aspen Times.

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