This past year, we as a nation have been unwaveringly focused on the global pandemic, and understandably so. In the background of all of this coverage, however, another epidemic has been building. An epidemic that has been responsible for an unprecedented number of deaths across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
An overdose epidemic.
“See something, say something” is a popular catchphrase used by law enforcement in our area, usually in the context of terrorism or other suspicious activity. Additionally, we all know to step forward and notify the appropriate authorities when we become aware of issues such as child endangerment, domestic violence, or even animal cruelty.
But what about human sex trafficking?
The community of Roswell, New Mexico, population 50,000, is known for its hospitality, for always welcoming out-of-town visitors seeking to have an “out of this world” experience. But according to its Police Chief Philip Smith, Roswell has another “bittersweet” story to tell.
Fifty-one years ago, in response to a surge in violent crime in New York City, three law enforcement agencies created a partnership that would last decades and be used as a role model to law enforcement throughout the nation.
Twenty hours west of New York City is Manhattan…Kansas, a place so different from its metropolitan namesake that it’s surprising to learn that 54 drug traffickers were indicted there in just one 2019 case.
The DEA Santa Rosa Resident Office (RO) is located in the town of Windsor, Sonoma County California. Sonoma County is also home to original creator of the comic and company "Peanuts," Charles Shultz. The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove is an annual holiday event located on the Windsor Town Green, the premier central gathering place for Windsor residents and visitors. The event high...
DEA’s Acting Administrator Timothy Shea visited the border between the U.S. and Mexico September 14, at a location near El Paso, Texas. Shea’s visit allowed him to talk with DEA’s federal, state, and local partners about the joint mission to deter drug trafficking at the Southwest border as well as the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on operations. On September 15, Acting ...