Drug Enforcement Administration
Skip Navigation

Press Room
News Releases
E-mail updates red envelope
Speeches & Testimony
Multi-Media Library

About Us
Organizational Chart
Programs & Operations
Wall of Honor
DEA Museum
Office Locations

Careers at DEA

DEA Drug Information
Drug Information Resources

Law Enforcement
Most Wanted
Major Operations
Threat Assessment
Training Programs
Stats & Facts
Additional Resources

Drug Prevention
For Young Adults
For Parents
Additional Drug Resources

Diversion Control & Prescription Drugs
Cases Against Doctors

Drug Policy
Controlled Substances Act
Federal Trafficking Penalties
Drug Scheduling

Legislative Resources


Acquisitions & Contracts

Need to know more about drugs?  www.justthinktwice.com

GetSmart About Drugs - A DEA Resource for Parents

News Release
November 21, 2002

Joe Kilmer, Special Agent,
Public Information Officer
Office: 305-994-4837
Cellular: 305-345-6085

Several Defendants Arrested in Conjunction with Operation Project X

Today the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Tampa, together with the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) announce the arrest of several defendants and the execution of multiple search warrants in the St. Pete area earlier this morning.

The arrests and search warrant execution started at approximately 6:00A.M. as part of an enforcement action known as Operation Project X. This case is a multi-jurisdictional investigation, which targeted the illegal trafficking of crack cocaine.

Public Information Officers (PIO's) from all four agencies will be available starting at 11:00 A.M. at the Command Center at the Coliseum, located at 535 Fourth Avenue North, in St Petersburg for informal interviews.

Stations interested in obtaining video taken by DEA of the events connected with this investigation should send their live trucks to the Command Center to dub the tape from mini digital video form to your stations format. The tape is several minutes in length.

Home USDOJ.GOV Privacy Policy Contact Us Site Map