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NYPD Helps Seize $10 Million In Hydro Weed

March 31, 2011
A strike force of NYPD officers, DEA agents, and Sullivan County police coordinated the Wednesday bust. Each plant seized could produce a pound of pot worth anywhere from $600 to $1,200 on the street.

Nationwide DEA Sweep Nets 541 Arrests, $11 Million

February 25, 2011
The DEA declined to give specific locations, yet Arizona, Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver, Detroit, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Newark and Miami are key areas.

DEA Cuts Off Meth-Lab Cleanup Funds

February 25, 2011

The DEA informed states this week it would no longer foot the bill for meth-lab cleanup. View this report from Kosciusko County, Ind., where the Indiana State Police have been relying on the funds to cover the $2,500-per-lab cleanup bill. Source: WANE.com.

Six Zeta Cartel Members Arrested In ICE Agent's Killing

February 24, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Caldéron called President Barack Obama to tell him about the capture of Julian Zapata Espinoza, a reputed Zetas cell leader nicknamed "El Piolín" (Tweety), who is allegedly responsible for the homicide of Special Agent Zapata.

Mexican Drug Cartels Flush With Proceeds From Medical Marijuana States

February 21, 2011
Border seizures of the cash crop jumped 44% between 2005 and 2009, and cartels now derive as much as 26% of their profit from the drug.

Ex-Philly Cops Plead Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy

February 7, 2011
Two former Philadelphia Police officers have pleaded guilty to a heroin conspiracy involving their plan to rob a dealer, and then distribute the drug to another person they believed to be a dealer and money launderer but who was an undercover officer.

Addicted Thieves Increasingly Target Pharmacies

February 7, 2011
In Maine, one pharmacy began using a tracking device on prescription bottles so police could quickly locate the thieves. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, provided training to officers with the Biddeford (Maine) PD on how to investigate pharmacy thefts.

Blood Brothers: Roots of a Cartel War

December 29, 2010
Like the evolution of the Italian Mafia in U.S. cities such as New York and Chicago, Mexican smugglers or "contrabandistas" evolved from crude thuggish beginnings to more criminally sophisticated organized crime groups.

DEA: Houston PCP Seizure Is Largest Ever

December 2, 2010
The arrests came at the climax of an 18-month investigation dubbed Operation Scratch Off; DEA agents seized 57 gallons of the PCP in the bust.

Half-ton of Meth Seized In Georgia 'Superlab'

December 1, 2010
The Atlanta Field Division of the DEA sent its Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team in white "bunny suits" to collect evidence at the site prior to clean up.

Tunnel Near San Diego Yields 20 Tons of Marijuana

November 4, 2010
Approximately 30 tons of marijuana with a street value of $20 million have been seized in the U.S. and Mexico and linked to the tunnel, which is equipped with rail, lighting and ventilation systems.

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

November 3, 2010

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.

CVS Pharmacy Admits It Sold Meth-Making Chemical To Criminals

October 14, 2010
Retail pharmacy CVS agrees to pay a $77.6-million fine after admitting to unlawfully selling pseudo-ephedrine to criminals. It's the largest civil penalty under the federal Controlled Substance Act, according to the DEA.

Glock to Donate $70,000 at IACP

October 12, 2010
A donation of $50,000 will be presented to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Charity, and $20,000 to Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund (DEA SBF).

DEA's Prescription Drug 'Take Back' Nets 240,000+ Pounds

October 6, 2010
In Troy, Mo., a man brought his kitchen drawer full of medication to the collection site to empty. At another site in Jacksonville, Ill., a woman brought in nearly 50 years' worth of medicines for disposal.

DEA's 'Take Back' Initiative Collects Prescription Meds

September 24, 2010
Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs, according to the DEA.

DEA Impersonator Pulls Over NY Detective

September 15, 2010
A Long Island man posing as a federal agent and carrying a replica Drug Enforcement Administration badge was arrested, after he pulled over a Suffolk County police officer.

Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced To 22-Year Prison Term for Atlanta Cocaine Delivery

August 4, 2010
Drug trafficker Jose "Pepe" Barrientos-Rodriguez, a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, faces 22 years in prison for attempting to unload approximately 247.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Atlanta area.

Hidden Drugs In Vehicle 'Traps'

July 6, 2010

These hidden compartments for cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine were discovered during "Project Deliverance," a multi-agency operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration from its Special Operations Division center near D.C.

DEA Helps Ecuadorian Police Seize Drug Sub

July 4, 2010
The twin-screw, electric sub measures about 100 feet long, the agency said. The air-conditioned interior measures about 9 feet high and included a periscope.
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