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Illinois Task Force Officer Hospitalized with "Unknown Medical Emergency"

December 6, 2018
The DEA confirms the task force officer was reported missing some time after the completion of an overnight law enforcement operation. Following a search, the officer was located and transported to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Retired Georgia Officer Dies in Narcotics Task Force Helicopter Crash

November 19, 2018
David Hall had been piloting the Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter that served the Columbus-based Metro Narcotics Task Force that went down in Lake Mitchell on Friday.

Texas Task Force Arrest Man, Seize $33K in Illegal Drugs in Raid

September 12, 2018
Deputies with the Fort Bend County (TX) Sheriff’s Office confiscated 6.5 pounds of marijuana, 198 THC vapes, Xanax, and more than $7,000 cash in a raid on Friday.

Oklahoma Investigator Dies 11 Years After Being Shot on Duty

August 8, 2018
As agents attempted to breach the door of the suspect's residence, the man opened fire from inside, shooting through the door and striking Investigator Cole and an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agent. Other agents returned fire and killed the subject.

Virginia K-9 Shot, Killed in Pursuit of Murder Suspect

August 2, 2018
Geller said the suspect continued firing at the state police vehicles and "one of the suspect's bullets pierced a K9 trooper's back passenger window and struck a state police canine riding in the back seat compartment."

Indiana Police Arrest 45 Suspects in Meth Roundup Operation

August 1, 2018
Police in Kokomo, IN, announced the arrest of 45 suspects in a massive drug roundup aimed at curbing the spread of methamphetamine in the area.

Indiana Police Seize "Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills"

July 2, 2018
Among the illegal drugs seized were what police describe as "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills," with an image of the president on one side, and the words "great again" printed on the other.

Ohio Drug Smuggling Task Force Announces Major Fentanyl Seizure

June 14, 2018
Officials said that the volume of drugs had “the capability of killing more than four million people.”

NYPD Officer Promoted After Helping Bring El Chapo to Justice

January 27, 2017
Det. Diana Spangenberg, a 15-year NYPD veteran who worked on the investigation that led to the arrest of Mexican drug lord El Chapo, has been made detective first grade, police said Friday.

Video: Undercover Texas Officer Shot During Task Force Operation

November 20, 2015
An undercover Arlington, TX, police officer is recovering in the hospital after being shot just after 6 a.m. Thursday in Dallas.

Ohio Agencies Collect $3.4M In Asset Forfeiture

July 11, 2013
The Department of Justice distributed $3.4 million in asset forfeiture funds to state and local law enforcement agencies in Ohio stemming from three federal cases.

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

June 7, 2013
Vermont became the 17th state in the nation Thursday to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced.

Ariz.-Neb. Cartel Trafficking Case Named Operation of the Year

May 9, 2013
The investigation and prosecution resulted in the dismantling of a large-scale marijuana trafficking enterprise bringing narcotics into Nebraska from Arizona. The criminal enterprise operated as a partnership between the South Family Bloods street gang and Sinaloa Cartel.

Arkansas Officer Dies In Foot Pursuit

March 27, 2013
A drug task force director in Arkansas died as he chased a parolee from a Clarksville property Tuesday evening. Larry Johnson, 65, was the director of the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force.

Utah Sergeant Takes Fire to Rescue Downed Team Members

March 6, 2013

Sgt. Nate Hutchinson braved gunfire to move two injured team members out of harm's way. He suffered four gunshot wounds and endured a lengthy recovery to return to duty.

Chicago Drug Task Force Targets Cartel 'Choke Points'

February 4, 2013
Seventy federal agents, police officers, and prosecutors recently started working there in what authorities say is a first-of-its-kind drug-fighting headquarters.

N.H. Attorney General Revamps Drug Raid Protocol

December 20, 2012
New Hampshire's drug task force has received a new commander and revamped operating procedures as a result of a fatal April raid that claimed the life of Greenland's police chief.

$40M In Cartel Marijuana Seized In Chicago

June 28, 2012
A joint narcotics task force on Tuesday seized approximately eight tons (or 16,000 pounds) of marijuana, recording the largest cannabis seizure in at least 20 years in Chicago.

Ky. Department Credits Task Force for Drug Bust

June 19, 2012
A northern Kentucky police department credits the Fivco Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (F.A.D.E.) for the arrest of four suspects trafficking prescription pills from Detroit.

Feds: TSA Screeners Waved Drugs Through LAX

April 26, 2012
Federal agents arrested two former and two current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners on narcotics and bribery charges for allegedly taking cash payments to allow large shipments of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana to pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints.
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