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  • An Afghan farmer works on a poppy field in the Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul. Last May's harvest produced a staggering 6,000 tons of opium, 49 percent higher than the previous year and more than the combined output of the rest of the world, according to a report issued Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    U.S. drug fighters see Afghan opium skyrocketing as troops pack up

    The U.S. military drawdown in Afghanistan is adding an unexpected toll on Americans as poppy production in that country reaches an all-time high, fueling a global opium and heroin scourge that also is funding terrorist activities.

  • William Martin Valuck, a former doctor charged with nine counts of murder and 72 drug counts, sits in the courtroom during his preliminary hearing at the Oklahoma County Courthouse in Oklahoma City, Okla., Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Valuck isfacing murder charges in connection with the overdose deaths of several patients prescribed more drugs than any other physician in the state. Valuck's patients died from overdoses of the same drugs he prescribed to them, including the narcotic painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone, as well as alprazolam, Valium and Soma. Authorities have said Valuck would prescribe as many as 600 pills at a time.  (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul B. Southerland) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT

    DEA agent: Ex-Oklahoma doctor was top prescriber

    A federal drug investigator testified Wednesday that a former Oklahoma doctor facing murder charges in connection with the overdose deaths of several patients prescribed more controlled narcotic drugs than any other physician in the state.

  • 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.

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