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DEA NEWS 2016
DEC 28 Fentanyl and Heroin Distributor Pleads Guilty
DEC 27 United States Reaches $34 Million Settlement with Cardinal Health For Civil Penalties under the Controlled Substances Act
DEC 21 Former Law Enforcement Official Sentenced to 25 Years for Drug Trafficking
DEC 16 Over 250 Pounds of Illegal Psychedelic Mushrooms Seized from Major Grow House in Sheepshead Bay
DEC 15 Etna Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Heroin Conspiracy
DEC 06 DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-related overdose deaths rising at an alarming rate
DEC 02 $20,000 Awarded to Schools in 2016 National Red Ribbon Week® Photo Contest
DEC 01 Triad Residents Sentenced on Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Charges
NOV 29 High Speed Chase Leads to Indictment of “Large Scale Gun Toting Cocaine Trafficker” in Ohio
NOV 22 CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers Settle Allegations of Unlicensed Prescribing and Improper Billing
NOV 18 Former Doctor Sentenced for Selling Oxycodone Prescriptions
NOV 17 Wallingford Woman Admits Distributing Heroin to Overdose Victim
NOV 10 DEA Schedules Deadly Synthetic Drug U-47700
NOV 08 Lead Defendant in Case Targeting Synthetic Drugs Pleads Guilty to Smuggling, Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Charges
NOV 03 Twelve Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Meth and Cocaine
OCT 28 Americans Flock to National Drug Take Back Day
OCT 25 To Combat Today's Opioid Crisis, DEA and Discovery Education Launch Powerful New Middle and High School Education Program Operation Prevention
OCT 17 DEA and Partners Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday
OCT 12 Syracuse Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 28 Years
OCT 04 DEA Reduces Amount of Opioid Controlled Substances to be Manufactured in 2017
SEP 29 U.S. and Chinese Drug Enforcement Agencies Meet on Synthetic Opioid Efforts
SEP 28 Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl that led to Overdose Death
SEP 22 DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public
SEP 13 Rogers Man Sentenced to Maximum of 20 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking
SEP 09 Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin Distribution Charges
AUG 30 DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom
AUG 25 Over 65 pounds of heroin recovered from truck axle in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Two arrested
AUG 23 Five Kentucky Defendants Convicted and Sentenced for Supplying Drugs that Resulted in Overdose Deaths
AUG 17 Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
AUG 11 DEA Announces Actions Related to Marijuana and Industrial Hemp
AUG 09 International Drug Trafficking Ring Used “Front” Companies to Transport Drugs Across America
AUG 04 East Texans Arrested on Federal Violations
AUG 01 Former Top Leaders of Venezuela’s Anti-Narcotics Agency Indicted for Trafficking Drugs to the United States
JUL 25 Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 35 Years in Prison for Massive Cocaine Conspiracy
JUL 22 DEA Report: Counterfeit Pills Fueling U.S. Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis
JUL 19 Cumberland County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy
JUL 13 Bowie Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for $108 Million Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracies
JUL 07 Cocaine Concealed in Hundreds of Pounds of Yucca
JUL 01 More than a Million Dosages of Heroin Removed from the Streets Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
JUN 27 DEA Releases 2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary
JUN 22 22 Charged in the Southern District of Texas as Part of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown in History
JUN 22 Two Brothers Charged with Distributing Heroin Involved in Overdoses
JUN 16 Robber Sentenced to 35 Years for Conspiring To Commit Drug Robberies, Distribute Narcotics and Illegally Using a Firearm
JUN 10 Three Defendants Arrested in Connection with Illegal Fentanyl Pill Manufacturing Operation
JUN 08 Nurse-Practitioner Indicted on Federal Charges, Accused of Illegally Distributing Oxycodone
JUN 03 Owner of String of Marijuana Stores Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
MAY 27 DEA 360 Degree Strategy Partnerships Target Violent Drug Traffickers and Gang Members in Wisconsin
MAY 26 Medical Doctor Arrested on Federal ‘Structuring’ Charges for Making Cash Deposits to Avoid Federal Reporting Requirements
MAY 23 United States Files Civil Complaint Seeking Injunctive Relief, Penalties and Forfeiture of Assets Tied to Suffolk County Clinic’s Illegal Distribution of Prescription Painkillers
MAY 19 DEA Task Force Takes Down Fentanyl Distribution Ring
MAY 17 Former Police Officer & Tech Worker Sentenced In Illegal Online Pharmacy Scheme
MAY 13 Major Takedown Leads to Indictment - Seizures of Over Half Million Dollars in Heroin and Cocaine
MAY 11 Reno Doctor Robert Rand and Eight Others Indicted on Federal Prescription Drug Distribution Charges
MAY 06 DEA Collects Record-Setting Amount of Meds at Latest National Rx Take-Back Day
MAY 05 Top International Drug Money Launderer Arrested in Colombia
MAY 03 Ohio Couple Who Owned Chain of “Head Shops” Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids Known as “Spice”
APR 27 New York Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Heroin and Crack Cocaine Trafficking
APR 25 DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday
APR 20 Feds Seize Longest Tunnel on California-Mexico Border
APR 19 Doctor Charged with Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs and Fraud
APR 15 Heroin Packaging Operation Dismantled: Over $5 Million in Heroin Seized
APR 13 Syracuse Man Indicted for Distributing Heroin That Killed Woman
APR 11 Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses
APR 01 Public Safety Alert from Drug Enforcement Administration Counterfeit Hydrocodone Tablets Containing Fentanyl
MAR 29 Organizer of the Most Prolific Cocaine Network in Alaska Sentenced to 16 Years
MAR 24 Flight Attendant Who Allegedly Tried to Smuggle Nearly 70 Pounds of Cocaine through Security at LAX Arrested on Federal Drug Charges
MAR 24 Feds Seize another Tunnel; Multiple Arrests and a Ton of Marijuana Seized
MAR 16 DEA Agents Arrest Four Men on Federal Charges of Distributing Narcotics, Including Pills Manufactured with a Fentanyl Analogue
MAR 09 Sixteen Latin King Gang Members and Associates Arrested for Narcotics Trafficking in Long Beach, New York
FEB 29 DEA Meets with Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboratively Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
FEB 23 South Carolina Native Sentenced for Role in a-PVP Trafficking and Money Laundering Conspiracies
FEB 09 DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Statement on Walgreens’ Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative
FEB 04 FBI, DEA Release Documentary Film Addressing Heroin/Prescription Drug Abuse
FEB 01 DEA and European Authorities Uncover Massive Hizballah Drug and Money Laundering Scheme
JAN 27 Truck with 100 Pounds of Heroin Seized
JAN 22 Two Colombian Drug Traffickers Charged with Smuggling Narcotics to New York Aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship
JAN 19 Glastonbury Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin to a Minor
JAN 08 DEA Statement on the Capture of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman-Loera
JAN 06 Mexican Cartel Leader Edgar Valdez-Villareal, a/k/a "La Barbie," Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

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