U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

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  • County, feds at odds over drug case payments

    Coconino County has offered to repay the U.S. Justice Department $700,000 it received for prosecuting drug trafficking cases after an audit found no proof of federal involvement in the cases.


  • Wisconsin to participate in another drug take-back

    Wisconsin residents will get a chance to get rid of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs later this month as part of the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.


  • ACLU, DEA spar over patient prescription records

    The American Civil Liberties Union asked an Oregon federal court judge on Wednesday to review the constitutionality of the federal government's use of warrantless subpoenas.


  •  Rafael Caro Quintero, considered the grandfather of Mexican drug trafficking, is shown here in an undated photo. A Mexican court has ordered the release of Mr. Quintero after 28 years in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena. (AP Photo/File)

    Mexican drug lord who ordered killing of DEA agent released from prison

    U.S. law enforcement officials expressed outrage over the release from prison of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and vowed to continue efforts to bring to justice the man who ordered the killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.


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    Feds arrest dozens, seize $15M in nationwide synthetic-drug sweep

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its law enforcement partners have made 75 arrests and confiscated more than $15 million in cash and assets in a sweep of 35 states targeting gangs that traffic in designer synthetic drugs, the DEA said Wednesday.


  • Colombia's National Police Chief Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riano announces the arrest of four gang members Tuesday in the death last week of DEA Special Agent James "Terry" Watson.

    Four men arrested in the killing of DEA agent in Colombia

    Colombian law enforcement authorities have arrested four men in the killing of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent James "Terry" Watson," who was fatally stabbed last week during what police said was an aborted robbery attempt. More arrests are expected.


  • **FILE** Some of the more than 500 Texas fifth- and sixth-grade students are shown during a red-ribbon rally against drug use at the Capitol in Austin on Oct. 19, 2000. Celebrating national Drug Prevention Month, the event also honors the memory of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who was murdered by drug dealers in Mexico in 1985. (Associated Press)

    Feds target contacts of DEA agent's killer

    The Treasury Department has targeted under the "Kingpin Act" 18 persons and five companies tied to a Mexican drug trafficker convicted in the brutal 1985 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent — prohibiting U.S. residents from conducting financial or commercial transactions with them and freezing any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction.


  • "I'm excited. It's such a new and novel thing for us," said Sarah Freedman, who manages a Walgreens in Washington, D.C., that is participating in the pilot program. At her pharmacy, the testing is done in a private room. They've also taken steps to make sure that a customer can very quietly request the test. (Associated Press)

    Walgreens pays record $80 million settlement for improper drug sales

    Walgreens Corp., the nation's largest drugstore chain, agreed Tuesday to pay $80 million in civil penalties to resolve accusations of negligently letting controlled substances such as oxycodone and other prescription pain killers be diverted for abuse and black-market sales.


  • **FILE** Bags of confiscated cocaine are shown at the office of the Guinean drug enforcement agency in Conakry, Guinea, on March 11, 2009. (Associated Press)

    DEA charges four with trafficking heroin from Africa

    Saying that drug trafficking in West Africa has become "a plague," the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday announced the unsealing of charges against four suspected drug traffickers accused of attempting to secured safe passage for millions of dollars worth of heroin from West Africa to the United States by paying off an airport insider.


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