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November 13, 2019

As Western Maryland battles the opioid crisis, meth is surging

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The number of meth cases, particularly of one-pot meth labs in Western Maryland, has been experiencing a recent surge. DEA agents and partner agencies in Western Maryland are seeing a resurgence of one-pot meth labs in the area -- noting more incidents of meth labs in the area this year than the last 5 years combined.

November 8, 2019

Ocala man convicted of conspiring to distribute large quantities of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl

OCALA, Fla., - A federal jury has found Kevin Gene Hart 31, Ocala guilty of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, one kilogram or more of heroin, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 28, 2020.  Hart was indicted on March 27, 2019.  

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.

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