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Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future – Opioids: A National Crisis

LAS VEGAS – On March 5, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon participated in “Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future – Opioids: A National Crisis,” to highlight the gravity of the opioid epidemic and DEA’s important work to combat it. The town hall was hosted by Eric Bolling, television personality and the father of an opioid overdose victim.  

North Dakota State College of Science Wins Top Prize in Red Ribbon Week Video Contest

Congratulations to North Dakota State College of Science and sophomore Jolisa (Jo) Ross for winning the 3rd Annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest! You can view the winning PSA online at https://youtu.be/7DFbh_0Npog. DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsored the Campus Video PSA Contest as part of Red Ribbon Week activities last fall. St...

Educational Program Launched at San Diego High Schools to Educate Teenagers about Drug Smuggling

Since early 2018, DEA San Diego Field Division (SDFD) has seen a disturbing trend: Mexican cartels are increasingly recruiting juveniles from high schools in southern San Diego County to smuggle drugs through the Ports of Entry (POE).   In conjunction with partnering agencies, the SDFD agents have arrested numerous juveniles who have had drugs, including fentanyl, strapped on their bo...

Acting Attorney General makes first visit to DEA HQ

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker visited DEA Headquarters for the first time in his current capacity on Wednesday.  The visit, hosted by Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, afforded AAG Whitaker a chance to see much of DEA’s headquarters facilities and receive a briefing on current operations within the agency.  Beginning in the DEA Museum, Sean Fearns, Section Chief for Com...

360 Strategy: DEA Philadelphia Hosts Youth Drug Summit at Temple University

On November 27, 2018, the DEA Philadelphia Field Division hosted a Youth Drug Summit at Temple University as part of the Division’s 360 Strategy program.  Over 350 students from the Alexander K. McClure Elementary School, the Isaac A. Sheppard School, the Bayard Taylor School, the St. Veronica School, and the Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School attended the Summit, which was desig...

DEA Celebrates 45 Years

July 2018 marks DEA’s 45th anniversary as a federal agency whose mission is to enforce the drug laws and regulations of the United States. Many things have changed over the past 45 years--the faces and names of DEA employees who work around the globe; the technology and tools that support the mission; and even many laws and regulations the agency enforces. However the mission and the...
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