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October 23, 2017

DEA Kicks-Off 2017 Red Ribbon Campaign

ATLANTA - The National Red Ribbon Campaign has kicked off its 33rd anniversary across the country. The campaign, which is the nation’s farthest reaching drug prevention effort, began after drug traffickers in Mexico kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985. Officially, Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationally from October 23-31; however, communities and school districts nationwide hold events throughout the month.

October 23, 2017

DEA’s Biannual Take Back Of Unwanted Prescription Drugs October 28

DENVER - This Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will conduct its National Take Back (NTBI) giving the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

October 23, 2017

DEA Releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment

WASHINGTON - DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson today announced results of the 2017 National Drug Threat (NDTA), which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

October 23, 2017

Eight Defendants Sentenced In Methamphetamine Trafficking Ring

OMAHA - Matt Barden, Associate Special Agent-in-Charge of the Omaha District Office, today announced eight defendants had been sentenced for their roles in a methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking ring that took place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the surrounding areas. Multiple year sentences were handed down, including one sentence in excess of 24 years.

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