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2 hrs ago | Daily Herald
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.
6 hrs ago | Sun-Star
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.
10 hrs ago | Sun-Star
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.
14 hrs ago | The Times-Herald
"Are you Amy Matistic?" the officer asked. Suddenly, there were 10 additional cars surrounding the pharmacist's home and yard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police seized cash, drugs, guns and ammunition during a months-long investigation that so far has led to nine arrests, police said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:06 pm
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