The flow of fentanyl into the United States in 2019 is more diverse compared to the start of the fentanyl crisis in 2014, with new source countries and new transit countries emerging as significant trafficking nodes. This is exacerbating the already multi-faceted fentanyl crisis by introducing additional source countries into the global supply chain of fentanyl, fentanyl-related substances, and fentanyl precursors. Further, this complicates law enforcement operations and policy efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl into the United States. While Mexico and China are the primary source countries for fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked directly into the United States, India is emerging as a source for finished fentanyl powder and fentanyl precursor chemicals.
Statement of Thomas Prevoznik Deputy Assistant Administrator Diversion Control Division Drug Enforcement Administration U.S. Department of Justice Before the Subcommittee on Health House Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives at a hearing entitled “Combatting an epidemic: legislation to help patients with substance use disorders” presented March 3, 2020
The DEA New Orleans Division conducted a five-year review of the data on synthetic substances reported in the National Forensic Laboratory Information System for their area of responsibility. The findings revealed that Louisiana submitted the majority of reports for synthetic cannabinoid substance and synthetic cathinones substance for 2013 to 2017. Synthetic cannabinoid substance and synthetic cathinones are classified as new psychoactive substances (NPS).
DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon announces Operation Crystal Shield in response to a dramatic increase in methamphetamine trafficking through eight major cities in the U.S. The press conference took place at the DEA Field Division Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on February 20, 2020.
The 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is a comprehensive strategic assessment of the threat posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of both licit and illicit drugs. The report combines federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement reporting; public health data; open source reporting; and intelligence from other government agencies to determine which substances and criminal organizations represent the greatest threat to the United States.
This report describes the methods and results of an assessment of the reach and impact of community outreach activities of the DEA 360 Strategy in Newark. Results are based on a summary of metrics compiled from each program facilitator, as well as from interviews with community partners from across the region.
Matthew J. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division-DEA; Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee-Subcommittee on Health, for a Hearing Entitled: Cannabis Policy-For the New Decade
The vast majority of drugs entering Chicago and the surrounding area, including fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances (FRS), heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, continue to be smuggled across the United States–Mexico border. Availability and abuse of these drugs is high, with opioids being the most prevalent in major cities and methamphetamine in rural areas. The primary organizational threats within the CFD are Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs)—often referred to as cartels— that distribute illicit drugs through trusted intermediaries to local street gangs for retail sale.
This document is an internal Drug Enforcement Administration quality system document. The document is updated periodically and current as of November 15, 2019 and is provided for informational purposes only. Any sensitive, privileged or otherwise protected information has been redacted, to include the redaction of some documents in their entirety. All redactions are clearly present in this document. Names of commercial manufacturers are provided for identification only, and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Fentanyl Signature Profiling Program (FSPP) performs in-depth chemical analyses on fentanyl and fentanyl-related exhibits obtained from seizures made throughout the United States. This report details the results and conclusions derived from these analyses that are reported on a quarterly basis. FSPP data is not intended to reflect U.S. market share, but is rather a snapshot of samples submitted to this laboratory from the 7 DEA regional laboratories.
This document is an internal Drug Enforcement Administration quality system document. The document is updated periodically and current as of October 23, 2019 and is provided for informational purposes only. Any sensitive, privileged or otherwise protected information has been redacted, to include the redaction of some documents in their entirety. All redactions are clearly present in this document. Names of commercial manufacturers are provided for identification only, and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chicago Field Division (CFD) conducted a study of all exhibits containing fentanyl and/or fentanyl-related substances (FRS) acquired within the CFD’s area of responsibility (AOR) between fiscal year (FY) 2015 and FY 2019 up to May 30, 2019. The CFD AOR includes the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The exhibits included those acquired by DEA and other federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol or vapor made from a liquid or dry material that is heated in an electronic powered device, called an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. In addition to nicotine and flavored liquids, marijuana concentrates can also be vaped. This 6-panel, double-sided trifold brochure covers the effects of using e-cigarettes, as well as the effects of marijuana concentrate
The phenomenon of drug overdose death has grown steadily worse in the United States during most of the 21st century and has been skyrocketing since 2013 and the introduction of illicitly manufactured fentanyl-related substances into the domestic drug market...
Since 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Philadelphia Division Intelligence Program (PDIP) has annually collected and analyzed data and disseminated perceived trends and key findings that concern drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania. This analysis has informed a multi-disciplinary audience relating to the drugs, populations, and geographic areas of greatest concern...
Statement of Matthew Donahue before the House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for a hearing entitled, Oversight of Federal Efforts to Combat the Spread of Illicit Fentanyl.