CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolinians participating in the U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolinians participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, turned in 11, 825 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at sites set up throughout the state. The amount collected was the highest total collected during the previous 16 NTBI events.
ATLANTA – Georgians participating in the U.S.
ARPO Strike Force charges involve more than 350,000 prescriptions for controlled substances and more than 32 million pills
CINCINATTI – Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Craig Lester, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., with narcotics conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, butyryl fentanyl, U-47700, and cocaine; and using and maintaining a drug premises.
DETROIT – A former Oakland County reserve deputy sheriff will spend 49 months in prison for the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced today.
Six individuals indicted in $48 million health care fraud conspiracy at drug rehabilitation centers in Northern Ohio
CLEVELAND- Six people from Ohio were indicted in federal court for their roles in a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services which were not provided, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or had other issues that made them ineligible for reimbursement.
OMAHA, Neb., – Jan. 8 marked the six month anniversary of the opening of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division which covers Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and four counties in Illinois and Wisconsin. Since July 2018, agents across the Division have seized or collected 5,064 pounds of marijuana, 578 pounds of methamphetamine, 145 pounds of cocaine, 64 pounds of heroin and more than 6,000 opioid and pharmaceutical pills.
LOS ANGELES – As the greater Los Angeles area continues to be hamstrung by an opioid epidemic that has seen approximately 500 overdose deaths this year, the DEA in Los Angeles has announced a new comprehensive opioid strategy. At a press conference on Dec.
ST. LOUIS – Dr. Philip Dean, 62, a resident of Warren County, Missouri, was sentenced today to 40 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution to the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the amount of $312,377. Dr. Dean previously pled guilty today to two felony charges, illegally distributing opiate medications and making a false statement to the Medicare program, on Aug. 22, 2018. Dr. Dean was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge E. Richard Webber.