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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

Methamphetamine Seizures Continue to Climb in the Midwest

In 2005, the United States reached what was thought to be the peak of the methamphetamine epidemic. Thousands of domestic labs dotted the country. Users were overdosing at unthinkable rates and law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), were doing their best to keep the synthetic substance off the streets. 

DEA Phoenix Division partners with Air Wing to host Congressional Delegation in Arizona

Seven members of Congress visited Arizona and the DEA Yuma Resident Office to receive a briefing on the drug threat along the Southwest border, and an aerial tour of Arizona’s border with Mexico.  The delegation was greeted by Special Agents in Charge Doug Coleman (Phoenix Division) and Gary Hill (Aviation Division), and included Representatives Andy Biggs (AZ), Duncan Hunter (CA), Ma...

DEA Asheville Post of Duty Engages in First-Ever Major Takedown on Indian Reservation

In anticipation of round-up number two in 2019, in September 24-28, 2018, the Asheville Post of Duty (POD), along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Swain County, Jackson County and Buncombe County  Sheriff’s Offices,  the Cherokee Indian Police Department, the Asheville Police Department and several other state and local law enforcement partners assigned to the High Intensi...

Houston Prepares to Embark on its 6th Annual Citizens Academy

In October 2014, the Houston Division Office held its first inaugural DEA Citizens Academy.  The concept behind the first Houston Citizens Academy was to open and further expand relations between DEA and community leaders, with the goal of providing local citizens with a comprehensive overview of DEA.  Additionally, efforts were focused on providing students a means in which community...
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