The state timely petitions this court for a writ of certiorari to review the circuit court's order granting the defendants'
motion for disclosure of the confidential informant. We agree that the circuit court's order departs from the essential requirements
of law, grant the petition, and quash the order. Following the execution of a search warrant, the defendants were charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of cannabis.
Defendant Hernandez was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The search warrant was
based upon an affidavit which contained information provided by a confidential informant.