Three months after the Trump administration warned Colombia it could be decertified as a partner in the drug war over a record spike in cocaine production, Bogota announced it had significantly lowered its coca-eradication goals.
The Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday the results of Operation Faux Pharmacy, a three-state initiative which targeted 26 pharmacies suspected of illicitly distributing drugs, resulting in the seizure of 494,000 pills and about $2.8 million.
A bevy of chemists, law enforcement officers, and medical experts appeared before a meeting of the United States Sentencing Commission Tuesday to provide testimony on the emerging health and justice threat posed by synthetic drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will open its 22nd division office next year in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing agency resources and focus to three states hardest hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will lead the way on the national public health emergency involving opioid abuse as President Donald Trump’s “opioid czar.”
Some 560 tons of cocaine were seized in the eastern Pacific and Caribbean since 2016 and the massive haul represents a fraction of the illicit drug smuggled into the United States, according to the head of a Southern Command anti-drug task force.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will designate all illicit analogue forms of the powerful opioid fetanyl as a schedule one drug on an emergency basis, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, equipping the agency to more effectively combat a major contributor to the swelling opioid epidemic.
The Drug Enforcement Administration collected a record-busting 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription drugs during its fourteenth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, new numbers released Tuesday showed.