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DEC 15 Nephews of Venezuela first lady each sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States
DEC 05 DEA large-scale operation targets 26 pharmacies in three states in attack against illicit opioid abuse and trafficking
NOV 29 Attorney General Sessions and Acting DEA Administrator Patterson announce new tools to address opioid crisis
NOV 09 Department of Justice announces significant tool in prosecuting opioid traffickers in emergency scheduling of all fentanyls
NOV 07 Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day
OCT 27 DEA establishes six new heroin enforcement teams
OCT 24 DEA and local law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs October 28
OCT 23 DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment
OCT 17 Justice Department announces first ever indictments against designated Chinese manufacturers of deadly fentanyl and other opiate substances
OCT 16 DEA to kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign
OCT 03 Robert Patterson named DEA acting administrator
AUG 25 Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney and DEA announce provisional arrest in London of Pakistani National for drug-trafficking on a massive scale
AUG 09 DEA Investigations Lead to Largest Treasury Kingpin Designation Against Mexican Cartel
AUG 04 DEA proposes reduction to amount of controlled substances to be manufactured in 2018
JUL 20 AlphaBay, the largest online ‘dark market,’ shut down
JUL 13 National Health Care Fraud Takedown: Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud
JUL 11 Mallinckrodt Agrees to Pay $35 Million Settlement
JUL 11 DEA launches Targets college drug use
JUN 29 Two Afghan men plead guilty to conspiring to import heroin into the United States
JUN 27 DEA Releases 2017 Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide
JUN 19 China announces scheduling controls of new psychoactive substances/fentanyl-class substances
JUN 06 DEA warns local law enforcement and first responders about the dangers of fentanyl exposure
MAY 24 Major Mexican Heroin Trafficking Organization Targeted
MAY 24 DEA and Discovery Education Name Operation Prevention Video Challenge PSA Winners
MAY 08 DEA Brings in Record Amount of Unused Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day
MAY 08 Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in 1st Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge
APR 24 DEA Continues Its Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts with Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday
MAR 06 AUC Paramilitary Leader Sentenced to 15+ Years in Prison for International Drug Trafficking
FEB 17 China Announces Scheduling Controls of Carfentanil and other Fentanyl Compounds
JAN 31 DEA: Kenyan Drug Traffickers Arrive in US to Face Charges
JAN 20 Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera Faces Charges in New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges
JAN 19 Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera has Arrived in the United States
JAN 17 McKesson Agrees to Pay Record $150 Million Settlement for Failure to Report Suspicious Orders of Pharmaceutical Drugs
JAN 13 Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Meets with Drug Control Officials in China


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