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November 8, 2019

DEA Omaha Division reaches more than 3,500 students with Red Ribbon presentations

OMAHA, Neb., – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and staff in the Omaha Division talked with more than 3,500 students about the dangers of drugs during Red Ribbon Week presentations in October. Reaching students from kindergarten through high school, grade-specific presentations focused on reading and understanding prescription medication labels, the dangers of vaping and marijuana edibles, the importance of just saying no to drugs and the reason for Red Ribbon Week celebrations.

November 7, 2019

DEA issues warning over counterfeit prescription pills from Mexico

DENVER – The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans. Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, for distribution throughout North America.

November 7, 2019

Four indicted for marijuana cultivation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today charging four men with marijuana cultivation and firearms offenses in El Dorado County, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

November 7, 2019

Meth trafficker gets more than 11 years in federal prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 24-year-old Edinburg man has been ordered to prison following his conviction of trafficking meth, announced DEA Houston Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Enrique Alessandro Quintero pleaded guilty Aug. 6.

Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales handed Quintero a 135-month sentence to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, the court noted the quantity of drugs.

November 6, 2019

DEA announces 40,798 pounds of prescription drugs collected during DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

PHILADELPHIA -- Special Agent in Charge Jonathan A. Wilson of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field Division announced today that 40,798.33 pounds of prescription drugs were collected across Pennsylvania and Delaware by the DEA and its partners during the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on October 26, 2019. 

 A specific breakdown of amounts collected by regions across Pennsylvania, where a total of 36,880.23 pounds was collected, and Delaware, where a total of 3,918.10 pounds was collected, is listed below:

November 6, 2019

Possible meth lab found in Hagerstown Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2019, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Narcotics Task Force were alerted to the presence of suspected methamphetamine production in the 400 block of Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 

November 5, 2019

DEA and partners collect nearly 883,000 pounds of medications and vaping devices at 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

OMAHA, Neb. –The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration collected 882,919 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications and vaping cartridges at the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event, October 26, while the DEA Omaha Division accounted for 22,067 pounds collected from sites in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

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