The Baltimore District Office's HIDTA Group 54 concluded an investigation concentrating on an organization operating in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Baltimore City, areas designated in HIDTA's "Target Initiative." The investigation's successes will certainly have a positive impact in these target areas. Of course, such successes would not be possible without the "Target Initiative".
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Publication Of Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking To Adjust Controlled Substances Registration And Reregistration Fees
The Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA) has submitted to the Federal Register for publication a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled "Controlled Substances Registration and Reregistration Application Fees. The DEA is publishing this NPRM to propose adjusting the current fee schedule for DEA Controlled Substances Registration to adequately recover necessary costs associated with the Diversion Control Program(DCP). The DEA published its last fee revision in 1993. Fees have remained unchanged since that time as the DEA resolved litigation regarding these fees.
Baltimore, Maryland -Thomas M. DiBiagio, United States Attorney for the District of' Maryland, announced that a Jury had returned guilty verdicts today against James Elmer Gross Sr., age 44, of Abingdon Maryland, James Elmer Gross Jr., age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, Ronald Eddie, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, James Earl Feaster, age 44, of Baltimore Maryland, and James Donald Wilkes, age 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, in a federal racketeering case.