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November 2, 2018

DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

WASHINGTON – DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DALLAS – Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Dallas Division Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. announced that with the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

November 1, 2018

One of two brothers arrested for methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced to serve 100 months

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Beau K.C. Jones, 34, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 100 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

November 1, 2018

Pharmacist arrested in diversion of 5,000 oxycodone pills worth up to $150,000 from a pharmacy in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York State Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest of pharmacist Hoi In Mui, aka “Annie,” for allegedly diverting thousands of oxycodone pills from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she was employed to the black market and for forging prescriptions.

October 31, 2018

Montgomery Nurse Practitioner convicted of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, and conspiracy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, a federal jury convicted nurse practitioner Lilian Ifeoma Akwuba, 39, of Montgomery, Alabama, on 17 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, 4 counts of health care fraud, 1 count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and 1 count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret Hamilton and United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.

October 31, 2018

Buffalo man sentenced for his role in cross country drug conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jabriel Crews, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 96 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

October 31, 2018

Halloween Drug Laced Candy Alert

The Drug Enforcement Administration, St. Louis Division advises law enforcement, first responders and parents to be aware of Marijuana-laced and Methamphetamine-laced candy this Halloween.  These treats can look like traditional candies, but can have harmful effects if consumed by a child.  The DEA and law enforcement agencies throughout the country have seen an increase of seizures of drug-laced edibles, including but not limited to chocolates, suckers and gummies.

The DEA St. Louis Division has not identified any specific threats but issues this as an advisory.  

October 30, 2018

“BMB” Street gang member sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for murder of Bronx teenager and other racketeering crimes

NEW YORK – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith G. Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Martin Mitchell, aka “Tyliek,” a member of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses”, was sentenced yesterday to 327 months in prison for his gang-related crimes, including the June 22, 2014, murder of 17-year-old Keshon Potterfield. Mitchell pled guilty on Dec.

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