Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Homepage: http://www.usdoj.gov/dea
August 2002: "The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was established in 1973, has a long and proud history. Today's DEA is built on the successful tradition established by a number of federal drug agencies that were ultimately united under President Richard M. Nixon. The DEA is currently the premier agency for domestic enforcement of federal drug laws and has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroad. Given the magnitude and pervasiveness of the illegal drug problem, the DEA is dedicated to working in close cooperation with federal, state, local, and international law enforcement counterparts to better address the triple threat of drugs, crime, and violence that plague our communities." http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/factsheet/factsheet2002.html
December 2011: '“The ability of terror groups like Hezbollah to tap into the worldwide criminal funding streams is the new post-9/11 challenge,” said Derek Maltz, the Drug Enforcement Administration official who oversaw the agency’s investigation into the Lebanese Canadian Bank.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/world/middleeast/beirut-bank-seen-as-a-hub-of-hezbollahs-financing.html
August 2009: 'As the popularity of salvia has risen over the past 16 years—its psychoactive properties were discovered in 1993 by Daniel Siebert, an independent ethnobotanist based in Malibu, Calif.—calls to treat the plant as an illegal drug have grown louder. Twelve states have recently placed S. divinorum in their most restrictive controlled substance category, and four others have laws restricting sales. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has listed salvia as “a drug of concern” and is looking into the drug to determine whether it should be declared a Schedule I controlled substance, on par with heroin and LSD.'http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=salvia-on-schedule
July 2008: "The Drug Enforcement Administration found that 85 percent of all Internet prescription sales involved controlled drugs, compared with just 11 percent of those filled through regular pharmacies, suggesting that online sales often are destined for misuse."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/health/09drugs.html
March 2006: So did lots of other Canadians, it turned out. Emery's arrest for extradition on U.S. 'drug kingpin' charges, carrying a minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison, outraged many in Canada. They resented the long reach of America's law and what they saw as the United States' fevered preoccupation with pot.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/17/AR2006031701906.html
January 2006: The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration stepped up investigations and prosecutions of pain specialists after doctors began prescribing larger dosages of narcotic painkillers and the powerful new painkiller OxyContin became widely abused in the 1990s.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/21/AR2006012100969.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Justice Department/Department of Justice (DOJ) Organization Mar 5, 2004 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Robert C. Bonner Esq. Person Oct 7, 2004 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Asa Hutchinson Esq. Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Karen P. Tandy Esq. Person May 14, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 13, 2011 Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing
QUOTE: an intricate global money-laundering apparatus that, with the bank as its hub, appeared to let Hezbollah move huge sums of money into the legitimate financial system, despite sanctions aimed at cutting off its economic lifeblood....While law enforcement agencies around the world have long believed that Hezbollah is a passive beneficiary of contributions from loyalists abroad involved in drug trafficking and a grab bag of other criminal enterprises, intelligence from several countries points to the direct involvement of high-level Hezbollah officials in the South American cocaine trade.
New York Times Aug 25, 2011 In Echo of Pancho Villa, Modern Raid Shakes a Town on the Edge of Extinction
QUOTE: Ninety-five years and a day after the infamous Villa raid, another group of armed men crept into Columbus [New Mexico]....They led away in handcuffs Columbus’s mayor, police chief, village trustee and numerous others accused of smuggling guns, ammunition and body armor across the border to Mexican outlaws.
New York Times Mar 26, 2011 It’s Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know
QUOTE: We are already continually being tracked whether we volunteer to be or not... Unlike many online services and Web sites that must send “cookies” to a user’s computer to try to link its traffic to a specific person, cellphone companies simply have to sit back and hit “record...” In the United States, telecommunication companies do not have to report precisely what material they collect.
New York Times Oct 28, 2009 Critics: DEA crackdown denies some patients pain medication
QUOTE: Heightened efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on narcotics abuse are producing a troubling side effect by denying some hospice and elderly patients needed pain medication...
Washington Post Aug 27, 2009 Mayhem Crosses the Border With Informers: U.S. Agents Recruiting Mexican Drug Figures
QUOTE: in order to fight the drug traffickers, federal anti-narcotics agents have brought Mexican cartel members north of the border, to use them to gather intelligence and build cases. That has also led to friction between U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Washington Post Aug 11, 2009 Salvia on Schedule: Law, Medicine and a Hallucinogen: Scheduling the mind-altering herb as a controlled substance could slow medical research
QUOTE: As the source of the most powerful natural hallucinogen known, salvia is drawing scrutiny from U.S. authorities who want to restrict this Mexican herb... But neuroscientists worry that controlling it before studies have determined its safety profile is premature and could hamper research of the drug's medicinal value.
Scientific American May 18, 2009 What You Don't Know Might Kill You: SUPPLEMENTS Would-be experts and untested products feed a $20 billion obsession with better performance across all levels of sports
QUOTE: Despite the move into the mainstream the [sports-supplement] industry remains fertile ground for kitchen chemists with little or no formal education in science or nutrition—and in some notorious cases former steroid users and dealers...
Sports Illustrated (SI) Jul 09, 2008 Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication
QUOTE: A large majority of 365 Internet sites that advertise or sell controlled medications by mail are offering to supply the drugs without a proper prescription, according to a new study. The online trade is stoking the rising abuse of addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, the authors and federal officials say.
New York Times Jun 09, 2008 Marijuana Hotbed Retreats on Medicinal Use
QUOTE: Medical marijuana was legalized under state law by California voters in 1996, and since then 11 other states have followed, even though federal law still bans the sale of any marijuana. But some frustrated residents and law enforcement officials say the California law has increasingly and unintentionally provided legal cover for large-scale marijuana growers — and the problems such big-money operations can attract.
New York Times May 09, 2008 Teen use of drug 'Salvia divinorum,' as seen on YouTube, raises alarms: Parents and state lawmakers ratchet up pressure to outlaw the hallucinogenic herb.
QUOTE: The highly concentrated compound made from a kind of mint plant remains legal in all but eight states, available in smoke shops and even gas station mini-marts. It can also be obtained via the Internet. Its easy availability and disorienting properties come as a surprise to parents and many lawmakers, who are asking why the US government has not yet outlawed its sale.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 27, 2008 Officers’ Arrests Put Spotlight on Police Use of Informants
QUOTE: ...police officers’ trading of drugs for information in the pursuit of arrests could be described as “noble-cause corruption.” The practice would, however, shatter police policy, break the law and, in the view of police commanders and prosecutors, erode the integrity of officers.
New York Times May 31, 2007 Manufacturer of Risky Drug to Sell Shares
QUOTE: Is a pharmaceutical company whose biggest-selling drug is considered as dangerous as heroin or LSD a good investment? Jazz Pharmaceuticals — along with the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and some of Wall Street’s most prestigious investment banks — is hoping investors think so.
New York Times May 30, 2007 Cops need warrant to search cell phone? (Police Blotter)
QUOTE: [The] San Francisco Police Department arrest[ed] alleged medical-marijuana distributors and searche[d] a T-Mobile Sidekick without a search warrant. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston [ruled that the] warrantless search violate[d the] Fourth Amendment.
News.com May 16, 2007 'Rogue' Internet Pharmacies Fueling Rx Abuse, Panel Told
QUOTE: A sharp increase in the number of online pharmacies offering highly controlled drugs without requiring a prescription is feeding a similar rise in the abuse of powerful pharmaceuticals in the United States, particularly among teens, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Washington Post May 15, 2007 Major Sports Team Up to Battle Drugs: Professional, Amateur Governing Bodies to Tap Federal Resources
QUOTE: The unprecedented collaboration is indicative of an emerging consensus among sports bodies that the use of performance-enhancing substances is a mounting health and legal concern that potentially threatens the multibillion-dollar professional sports industry in the United States.
Washington Post Apr 24, 2007 On tighter US border with Mexico, violence rises: US law officers and illegal border-crossers are under increased attack, as beefed-up patrols cut into smugglers' illicit trade.
QUOTE: The escalation in violent crime is most pronounced here in Arizona, where border-tightening measures have put a clamp on the preferred route of "coyotes" and smuggling rings. During the first three months of the year, roaming bandits, heavily armed and looking to hijack valuable payloads, waged at least eight attacks on illicit shipments of people or drugs traversing Arizona.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 27, 2007 Findings: Trafficker or Healer? And Who’s the Victim?
QUOTE: In the first trial, the prosecution accused Dr. Hurwitz of crossing the line from doctor to trafficker by prescribing irresponsibly high doses of painkillers to his patients in the Virginia suburbs of Washington. He was accused of ignoring blatant “red flags” or signs that some patients were misusing or selling the drugs. That is an emotionally powerful argument for a jury: warning signs can seem perfectly clear with the benefit of hindsight...But to researchers who study deceptive patients, there is no such thing as a blatant red flag.
New York Times Mar 06, 2007 Rx for Trouble: Inside the Steroid Sting: SI's Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim, on the scene for the Florida raids, continue to report on the ongoing investigation that promises to rock sports
QUOTE: ...investigators contend that the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center (PBRC) -- and dozens of so-called antiaging or wellness centers like it -- is a vital component in a massive illegal distribution network that enabled customers to place orders over the Internet for performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone (HGH).
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 26, 2006 Justice Dept. Database Stirs Privacy Fears: Justice Dept. Database Stirs Privacy Fears
QUOTE: The Justice Department is building a massive database that allows state and local police officers around the country to search millions of case files from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal law enforcement agencies, according to Justice officials. The system, known as "OneDOJ,"...
Washington Post Sep 29, 2006 Rethinking Plan Colombia: some ways to fix it
QUOTE: Congressman McGovern sees Jamundí as indicative of a much larger, institutional problem. "Just how far have the drug mafias penetrated the military? Just how cowered are the courts?" he asks. "All the money we have sent down there has basically not worked."
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