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The Overdose Crisis in the DMV

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.

Violent drug organizations use human trafficking to expand profits

“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? Is th...

A Salute to the Oldest and Largest Task Force in the Nation

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.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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 visiting the border between the U.S. and Mexico

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 ...

DEA’s 2019 National Red Ribbon Rally

First Lady Melania Trump joined Acting DEA Administrator Uttam Dhillon on October 7  for DEA’s National Red Ribbon Rally to celebrate the official launch of the 2019 Red Ribb
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