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October 23, 2019

DEA announces additional regulatory steps to address opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced proposed regulations to improve DEA’s ability to oversee the production of dangerous drugs at the height of the national opioid crisis. This proposed regulation would further limit excess quantities of medications that might be vulnerable to diversion for illicit distribution and use.

October 22, 2019

DEA Omaha Division kicks off Red Ribbon Week on October 23

OMAHA, Neb. –The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division kicks off Red Ribbon Week Wednesday, October 23, as agents across the five state division visit schools and provide drug awareness and drug safety education to students from kindergarten through high school. Agents in the Omaha area will visit schools in the Elkhorn, Gretna, Millard, Omaha, Ralston, Springfield Platteview and Sterling school districts.

October 22, 2019

South Bay doctor sentenced to two years in prison for unlawfully distributing hydrocodone and committing health care fraud

SAN JOSE, Calif. – South Bay doctor Venkat Aachi was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for health care fraud and for distributing hydrocodone outside the scope of his professional practice and without a legitimate medical need, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, U.S.

October 21, 2019

Former Honduran congressman Tony Hernández convicted of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and related firearms and false-statements offenses

NEW YORK – On October 18, DEA Special Operations Division Special Agent in Charge Wendy C. Woolcock and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman announced that on a jury returned a guilty verdict against Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, aka “Tony Hernández,” on all four counts in the superseding indictment, which included cocaine importation, weapons and false-statements offenses.

October 21, 2019

DEA to collect unneeded meds at Kentucky Capitol Building

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Louisville Field Division will host a Prescription Drug Take Back event on the Capitol Terrace in Frankfort, KY this Friday, October 25th.  The event provides an opportunity for lawmakers and area residents to safely dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs that may be cluttering their home medicine cabinets.

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