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November 13, 2018

U.S. Attorney Byung “BJay” Pak issues progress report

ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia remains resolute in fighting the opioid epidemic that has plagued communities throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, more than 140 Americans die daily from an opioid overdose, and in 2017, nearly 1,050 Georgians died from an opioid overdose. It is imperative that all levels of law enforcement, community organizations, policy makers, and citizens remain firmly committed to battling this epidemic.

October 26, 2018

Head of deadly Elmira opioid trafficking ring pleads guilty

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, of Elmira, N.Y. pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, U-47700 and 100 grams or more of furanyl fentanyl. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

October 26, 2018

Surveillance leads to arrest of butyryl fentanyl dealer

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Myles Scales, 27, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

November 2, 2018

DEA achieves significant milestone during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DALLAS – Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Dallas Division Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. announced that with the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct.

October 25, 2018

DEA and partners hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018

DALLAS - Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Dallas Division announced that the DEA Dallas Field Division is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, during its 16th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will be held on this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

October 24, 2018

DEA Columbia, South Carolina district office & partners to hold 16th prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta Division announced that the DEA Columbia is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, during its 16th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will be held on this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

October 24, 2018

DEA Atlanta Divisional Office & Partners to Hold 16th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

ATLANTA – Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta Field Division announced that the DEA Atlanta is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, during its 16th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will be held on this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

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