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2 hrs ago | WDTN-TV Dayton

DEA: Dayton man arrested for buying $153,000 of cocaine

The Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a Miami Valley man after they say he bought more than $153,000 of cocaine. Agents issued warrants for a home on the 1000 block of Fairview in Dayton, and another home on Crenshaw Drive in Huber Heights.

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4 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

We can get rid of unwanted, unused and expired medications and dispose of them properly through a free and anonymous service sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration . Locations can be found by contacting the Nebraska Poison Center for drop off locations by calling 1-800- 222-1222.

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8 hrs ago | JD Supra

DEA Authorizes Take-Back Programs for Pharmacies

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently issued a Final Rule expanding the facilities that can collect unused prescription drugs to now include retail pharmacies, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as other specified entities. The Final Rule allows these entities to institute prescription drug take-back programs where patients can turn over unused pharmaceuticals either by mail or by dropping them off with the collecting entity.

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9 hrs ago | UnionLeader.com

Woman shot during Manchester drug raid is identified

Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General Stacey Pawlik, who is heading the investigation, on Monday identified the woman who was shot in the arm as Lilian Alonzo, 49, of 110 Beech St., Apt.

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12 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

DEA warns of high purity heroin in N.J.

New Jersey has some of the purest heroin in the United States, recent Drug Enforcement Administration lab tests revealed. The DEA issued an advisory to the public last week, warning of the on average 58 percent purity level of the drug in the state, an increase of 12 percent from 2011, according to the agency.

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16 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Dallas police drug squad sees jump in heroin smuggling

The Dallas Police Department's interdiction squad is still doing what it always has: using surveillance and human intelligence to stop smugglers coming into and through the city. Law enforcement officials say heroin use has soared across the U.S. as the drug has become cheaper and more available.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Drug return program expands coverage to opioid pills

The local prescription drug return program will now cover the disposal of prescription opioid painkillers which are increasingly being linked to thousands of drug-related deaths, the Attorney General announced Monday, according to USA Today. The program expansion now authorizes hospitals, pharmacies and similar prescribers to accept unused or excess opioids.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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