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40 Arrested In Outlaws Meth Ring Bust

August 24, 2009
Dealing a major blow to a suspected methamphetamine ring allegedly run by the Outlaws motorcycle gang, Pennsylvania authorities arrested 40 people connected with the operation, the Inquirer reports.

Chicago Feds Indict Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders

August 20, 2009
Calling it the most significant narcotics conspiracy case of its kind ever in Chicago, authorities today announced indictments against leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels blamed for increasing violence south of the border and for bringing up to four tons of cocaine to the city each month for national distribution.

California Pot Farm Fire Reveals Troubling Trend

August 20, 2009
Narcotics agents said Tuesday they had little doubt that the nearly 90,000-acre La Brea fire in California was started by Mexican drug traffickers who were tending a large, sophisticated marijuana farm planted on the side of a mountain in the Los Padres National Forest.

Colombian Cartel Leader Heads to Prison For 45 Years

August 12, 2009
At its peak, the Norte Valle Cartel was responsible for 60 percent of the cocaine exported from Colombia to the U.S. Between 1990 and 2004, the cartel exported more than 1.2 million pounds, or 500 metric tons, of cocaine worth more than $10 billion.

DEA Arrests Top La Familia Cartel Member

August 3, 2009
Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a key member of La Familia Michoacana, one of Mexico's most ruthless and violent drug cartels, acting Administrator Michele Leonhart announced today.

New Trend in Drug Smuggling: Juvenile 'Mules' Who are U.S. Citizens

July 21, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the teenagers, all U.S. citizens, on Thursday and Friday at the San Ysidro and Calexico ports of entry. Agents seized roughly 17 pounds of marijuana and just over a pound of brown heroin, worth an estimated $38,000, officials said.

Border Agents Reporting Record Drug Seizures

July 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting record drug seizures for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30. The agency seized 3.3 million pounds of drugs.

California Backers of Legal Pot Eye 2010 Ballot Initiative

June 11, 2009
With polls showing the legalization of marijuana gaining public support, and a state budget crisis fueling an ever-more-desperate search for revenue, backers of the first major statewide initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use - and allow counties to tax and regulate the drug—say they're preparing to get the matter on the November 2010 ballot.

Legalizing Marijuana: Chronic Confusion

June 1, 2009

Some cops say marijuana is not benign; it's a gateway drug that leads users to harder narcotics. Others say policing its use and sale wastes precious law enforcement resources.

Face2Face

June 1, 2009
Abalone LLC is working with the Mendocino County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office to show children how their faces would age after long-term methamphetamine use. Abalone’s compact 3D imaging Face2Face System uses off-the-shelf digital cameras mounted on a stereo bar to take two identical images offset from each other by a few degrees.

FBI SWAT Action Near San Diego May Have Foiled L.A. Kidnapping

April 17, 2009
According to the complaint, the case began when the FBI's Major Mexican Traffickers Strike Force began to focus last year on a drug-smuggling ring allegedly headed by Armando Gonzalez. Over time, however, the focus shifted from drug smuggling to kidnapping as the strike force learned that Gonzalez's group was stalking people who purportedly had stolen a 2,500-pound load of marijuana from them.

Clandestine Meth Labs

January 1, 2009

About 20 percent of all meth labs are discovered due to an explosion. Besides the obvious immediate concerns associated with any structure explosion, meth labs create a special set of problems for law enforcement. Police must be aware of these concerns and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

Bear Takes Out Colorado Pot Farm

September 4, 2008
Garfield County (Colo.) sheriff's deputies who raided the pot farm found pipes chewed in half, food containers ripped apart, cans scarred by bites, claw marks and bear prints and trees bearing claw marks. "If I can find this bear, I'm going to deputize him," said Sheriff Danny Perkins.

Charlotte Cops Agree to Plead Guilty On Drug Charges

July 24, 2008
Two former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers cut a deal with federal prosecutors that, if a judge approves, would let them serve the minimum sentence for conspiring with a suspected drug dealer and informant to sell crack cocaine.

Former DEA Agents Sue Producers of 'American Gangster'

January 24, 2008
Three former Drug Enforcement Administration agents have filed suit against the producers of the movie "American Gangster," saying that the film made them into criminals and did not truthfully show their role in the arrest and prosecution of infamous Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas.

Reno (Nev.) PD's Motel Interdiction Team

June 1, 2007

The Star of Reno shines no more. Luck ran out a long time ago for those who lodge at the Roulette Motel. And you'll find more grim than glamour at the Monte Carlo. Welcome to downtown Reno, Nev.

Crime at Budget Motels

March 1, 2007

A budget motel can be an epicenter of crime in a neighborhood. Problems at these "no-tell motels" can range from loud parties and public disorder to drug lab and prostitution operations.

M.M.C. Narcotic Identification Tests

March 1, 2007
MMC is the manufacturer of MMC Narcotic Identification Tests. There are many advantages to using the MMC Tests to detect narcotics. Because they don’t use dangerous liquid reagents or acid neutralizers, the tests don’t pose environmental risks.

Street Corner Drug Dealing

January 1, 2007

It has been argued that drug use is a victimless crime. But you’re a cop, and you know better. You’ve seen the overdosed victims, the worried looks on parents’ faces. You’ve also seen the neighborhood deterioration. You know that as drug dealers move in, citizens have a diminished feeling of safety and legitimate businesses move out. This creates an environment suitable not only for drug dealing, but also prostitution, burglaries, robberies, rapes, and murders.

Taking Back the Neighborhood

November 1, 2006

David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, had developed a new drug interdiction strategy, and he was trying to sell a police department into trying it. The frustrated officers of the High Point PD were willing guinea pigs.

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