Stories tagged: dea
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
The Drug Enforcement Administration was “slow to respond” as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Tuesday that faulted the agency …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
By the time the law passed last year, about 200,000 Americans had lost their lives due to opioid overdoses.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Evidence that prosecutors gave to lawyers who are representing the bikers from the Waco showdown shows local and state authorities had overwhelming intelligence that violence was likely on May 17, …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
Trump ‘condoned police misconduct’ in remarks about handling suspects, acting DEA administrator tells staff
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said in an email to staff members over the weekend that President Donald Trump had “condoned police misconduct” in remarking to officers in …
Wed., June 7, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday warned of a new problem presented by the nation’s drug abuse epidemic: the threat of law enforcement officers accidentally overdosing.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016
In the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual survey of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, heroin remained the top concern in 2016 – head-and-shoulders above all other illicit drugs – while marijuana …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
In an unprecedented move, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will withdraw its plan to place an emergency ban on kratom after an outcry from users and scientists who say …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Getting the federal government to budge on its outdated policies regarding marijuana has been difficult, but two encouraging developments have occurred in the past week.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.
Wed., March 30, 2016
A specialized plane at the Drug Enforcement Administration to fly missions in Afghanistan that has cost taxpayers $86 million has remained grounded in Delaware for seven years.
Thu., March 10, 2016
Federal agents have raided a Seattle home to remove dangerous chemicals used to make the synthetic opiate known as fentanyl.
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs –including the Seattle Seahawks – as part of an investigation into former …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced at least one stadium Sunday to check an NFL team’s medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams …
Sat., July 6, 2013
Two suspects were arrested on federal charges of illegal possession of explosives and firearms in connection to the June 29 bombing of a car in North Spokane.
Sat., March 16, 2013
Federal investigators seized about 90 marijuana plants in Greenacres on Wednesday after detectives found a Craigslist posting advertising “extra top quality” marijuana. DEA agents believe Paul E. Ellis continued to …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Drug raids led to the arrests of nine people in Spokane this morning as part of a larger investigation across the West Coast.
Wed., May 2, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The Drug Enforcement Administration issued an apology today to a California student who was picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Authorities today arrested a federal inmate that walked away from a scheduled medical appointment on Spokane’s South Hill several days ago. The U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force …
Sat., March 26, 2011
Three young Spokane men are learning how serious the federal court system can be. Two friends of a 19-year-old suspected Ecstasy dealer are accused of retaliating against the informant who …
Sat., March 26, 2011
A Canadian man arrested near the international border – allegedly toting 71 pounds of cocaine – may be a major drug smuggler who’s been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s radar …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2009
Two Canadian men face drug charges in U.S District Court after being caught near the border this week with what federal agents described as eight duffel bags of marijuana. William …
Sun., Oct. 18, 2009
Some of the most innovative farming techniques in the Northwest are being applied to a cash crop that isn’t wheat, apples or grapes. It’s a low-tech but high-stakes, high-risk venture …