The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.
August 30, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.
August 28, 2018
Douglas Kelly contacted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and said he purchased methamphetamine about a week earlier and had a “bad reaction” after smoking the narcotic.
June 14, 2018
The Nebraska State Patrol said they've already confiscated more than 4,500 pounds of marijuana this year and it's only May.
May 11, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.
October 23, 2017
Recent state Department of Justice statistics show the number of felony arrests plummeted 28.5 percent last year, while misdemeanor arrests rose about 9 percent over 2014. That resulted in 52,000 fewer arrests overall and the lowest arrest rate since record-keeping began in 1960.
August 23, 2016
With some already saying that crime may be rising, are we moving too fast to embrace limits on incarceration, such as diversion programs and drug courts? Could such measures actually increase the risk of crime?
October 29, 2015
About $2.5 million from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse in New England, Appalachia and East Coast cities, and $1.3 million will go to fight trafficking on the border with Mexico.
August 18, 2015
Police departments across the state say a significant portion of the revenue should come back to those right on the front lines, dealing with criminal behavior related to pot.
March 13, 2014
During a news conference to address the matter, Craig said the threat will not deter the work that has been done to curtail crime in the city, which includes an average of 35 weekly raids on confirmed drug dens.
February 24, 2014
Federal agents arrested the Marion (Va.) Police chief Wednesday morning and charged him for distributing the prescription painkiller Lortab, the FBI announced.
June 21, 2013
Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel told attendees of a pro-marijuana rally Saturday to avoid using it in front of police officers, following the state's legalization of the drug in November.
May 13, 2013
A New York City police sergeant collapsed during a narcotics operation Friday morning and could not be revived by medical personnel, the agency announced.
February 4, 2013
Meth remains a growth industry with heavy demand across the country that has required increasing law enforcement resources to handle. The increasing popularity of meth's cheap, euphoric high appears to be replacing more pricey street drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
November 20, 2012
A former Miami Police Department sergeant has been indicted by federal authorities, who claim the narcotics supervisor planted cocaine on a subject, stole drug money, and obstructed justice.
July 24, 2012