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2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Arlington police accepting unwanted drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Arlington Heights Police Department will coordinate efforts to remove potentially dangerous drugs from homes. The ninth National Prescription Take-Back Initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted, expired and unused pharmaceuticals and unwanted over the counter medication to law enforcement officers for proper disposal.

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6 hrs ago | Sun-Star

P7-M worth of - shabu' busted in Bukidnon

AUTHORITIES seized alleged illegal drugs worth millions of pesos in a single operation conducted over the weekend in a town in Bukidnon. About 1.5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride with an estimated value of P7 million were intercepted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in northern Mindanao at Purok 2, Central Poblacion in Kalilangan town in Bukidnon around 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Emerson Margate, PDEA-10 director, told reporters in a press conference late Friday evening that his office had been monitoring one of the suspects, Baguinda Carim, and his group for almost a month following a tip from intelligence works on the group's activities.

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10 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Slippery shabu suspects finally arrested,...

CHARGES were filed before the provincial prosecutor's office in Bukidnon on Friday against five suspects who were arrested for selling more than one kilo of suspected shabu worth about P9 million at Central Poblacion in Kalilangan town in Bukidnon. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Davao Region claimed the arrested men were notorious suppliers of illegal drugs to Davao and neighboring areas who have managed to stay away from dragnet operations in the past.

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14 hrs ago | The Times-Herald

Pharmacist 'ready to move forward'

"Are you Amy Matistic?" the officer asked. Suddenly, there were 10 additional cars surrounding the pharmacist's home and yard.

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20 hrs ago | Las Vegas Newstrip

Wisconsin Pharmacist and Las Vegas Pharmacologist Charged with...

Wisconsin pharmacist and a Nevada pharmacologist were arraigned on an indictment today in federal court in Central Islip, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Gary Brown. The defendants are charged with conspiring to supply at least four million misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceuticals to an illegal Internet pharmacy based in Costa Rica that catered to U.S. customers.

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Related Topix: Prison, Las Vegas, NV, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

DEA finds $6M worth of marijuana plants on St. Thomas, St. John during helicopter sweeps

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officers found these potted marijuana plants during a weeklong sweep of St. Thomas and St. John known as Operation Weed Eater. During "Operation Weed Eater," a weeklong effort to reduce the territory's marijuana supply, the DEA found and destroyed more than $6 million worth of marijuana plants.

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The Bennington Banner

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

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The Daily Republic

Vallejo man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

Andre Cawthorne, 40, faces a maximum of four years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Dec. 11. Cawthorne was involved with network of drug distributors working in the "Crest" neighborhood of Vallejo, according to federal prosecutors. Drug Enforcement Agency agents in April 2012 arrested a total of 25 people including Cawthorne in Fairfield, Vallejo, Stockton, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York and Oklahoma City.

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Sun-Star

More shabu seized in San Fernando subdivision

Another haul of suspected shabu was seized by combined anti-illegal drugs operatives during a raid in a posh subdivision in the City of San Fernando late Friday afternoon.

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The Indian Express

Indian pharmacologist charged with smuggling fake drugs

An Indian pharmacologist and an American pharmacist have been charged with smuggling four million misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceuticals into the US, federal prosecutors said. Indian Balbir Bhogal, 67, from Las Vegas, and Wisconsin-based pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimn, 59, were arraigned on an indictment on Friday in federal court in Central Islip, New York, before US Magistrate Judge Gary Brown.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill

At age 81, Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say he helped run an operation that doled out vast amounts of powerful prescription painkillers. Wiseberg and his business partners set up the operation in Baltimore County in early 2011 soon after the DEA raided a similar set up in Florida, according to a federal indictment unsealed Friday.

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The Item

DEA warns heroin in NJ at one of the highest purity levels in the nation

The New Jersey division of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration warned Friday that heroin entering the state is proving to be at one of the highest purity levels in the nation, posing a lethal risk to users who may not be aware how powerful the drug is. "The latest lab results reveal that the purity level of heroin in New Jersey averages 58 percent," the DEA said in an advisory.

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The Washington Post

Dominican Republic pursues missing plane case

The Dominican Republic has asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for help in tracking down a small jet that never reached its destination. National Drug Control Agency Director Julio Cesar Souffront said Friday that he is working with DEA officials to find the jet and determine whether it was used for drug trafficking.

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The Washington Post

Taking the fight against the deadly prescription drug epidemic online

In its effort to tackle the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the federal government has taken a couple of major steps in the past few weeks. First, it put tighter restrictions on medications containing hydrocodone, a widely prescribed and highly addictive painkiller.

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UnionLeader.com

Police dismantle high-level oxycodone drug ring in Manchester

Police seized cash, drugs, guns and ammunition during a months-long investigation that so far has led to nine arrests, police said Friday.

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KLTV Tyler

4 E. Texas physicians disciplined by state medical board

On August 29, 2014 the Board and Robert Martin Bowers, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Bowers to within one year complete at least 12 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in the treatment of medical sepsis and four hours in risk management. The Board found Dr. Bowers should have admitted a patient based on the subsequent development of worsening presenting clinical symptoms.

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ABS-CBN News

Call center agent caught selling drugs

Anti-narcotics agents arrested a female call center agent who was caught selling shabu inside a fast food restaurant in Cubao, Quezon City. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency identified the suspect as Jenny A. Tecson, alias Jelai, 27, single, a call center agent and resident of Block 2, Lot 9, Escopa IV, Project 4, Quezon City.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Changes coming for drug take back boxes under new DEA ruling

Newly approved changes to the way the federal government handles drug take back boxes may complicate things for local solid waste departments. A rule passed earlier this year allows those drop boxes in more places than just police stations.

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Bangor Daily News

Four arrested in connection with drug trafficking operation in Washington County

Four people have been arrested on drug charges as the result of a joint investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith and MDEA Cmdr. Peter Arno said in a news release.

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WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Former Holmes Middle School teacher pleads guilty to drug charge

A former Holmes Middle School Teacher was in court Thursday, accused of having cocaine delivered to her at school. Arin Staples was caught up in a federal drug investigation, and although she likely won't be going to prison, she will never step back into a classroom.

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