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March 19, 2019

DEA to host free Rx prescriber conference

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it will be hosting a regional Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conference (PDAC) on March 27, 2019. The PDAC is designed to educate and assist doctors, veterinarians, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners across the Commonwealth of Kentucky in identifying and preventing drug diversion activity. The conference will be held at the Hol

September 25, 2018

DEA announces “360 Strategy” in Knoxville to address heroin, prescription drugs and violent crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that Knoxville will be the 13th pilot city to be part of a comprehensive law enforcement and prevention “360 Strategy,” designed to help cities dealing with the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic, and the violent crime that accompanies it. DEA Louisville Special Agent In Charge D. Christopher Evans made the announcement, along with members from other local and federal agencies and organizations in law enforcement, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and community outreach.

August 28, 2018

DEA investigators seeking answers in small Tennessee town

CELINA, Tenn. -- DEA investigators this week conducted inspections at several pharmacy locations in the Clay County, Tennessee town of Celina, following an inquiry  into irregular patterns of pill purchases from drug distribution companies.  DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question. According to sales data, these pharmacies purchased nearly 1.5 million pills in 2017, a number not typically reflective of a rural area such as Clay County.

April 27, 2018

Stuart Encourages West Virginians To Participate In DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 15th National Prescription Drug Collection Event Scheduled For Saturday, April 28th From 10:00am To 2:00pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - United States Attorney Mike Stuart is encouraging everyone to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The event, held from 10:00am to 2:00pm, provides an opportunity for people to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.  The service is free and anonymous. 

March 7, 2018

Huntington Woman Pleads Guilty To Pain Pill Conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Huntington woman pleaded guilty to a federal drug crime, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge D. Christopher Evans. Lorie A. Mayhon, 43, entered her guilty plea for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Special Agent in Charge Evans commends the investigative efforts of the West Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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