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Mexican National Faces Federal Drug Charge Following Ten Pound Methamphetamine Seizure

On Monday,  a U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Mario Javier Jauregui-Alvidrez, 43, a Mexican national, with a methamphetamine trafficking offense arising out of the seizure of ten pounds of methamphetamine at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico on July 16, 2018.  Jauregui-Alvidrez was remanded into ...

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DEA Operation Targets Pharmacies in Opioid Fight

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Field Division today announced Operation Faux Pharmacy, a multi-pronged initiative aimed at attacking the opioid epidemic by targeting rogue pharmacies throughout southern California, Hawaii and Nevada. DEA investigations over the last year identified as many as 26 pharmacies in these areas that may have operated outside the bounds of legitimate medicine. The ...

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DEA establishes six new opioid enforcement teams

DEA with local police

The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the establishment of six new enforcement teams focused on combatting the flow of opioids, specifically heroin and illicit fentanyl. “At a time when overdose deaths are at catastrophic levels, the DEA’s top priority is addressing the opioid epidemic and pursuing the criminal organizations that distribute their poison to our neighborhoods,” said DEA Acting Administrator ...

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DEA, law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 28

DEA drug take back

WASHINGTON – This Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Individuals can take ...

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