Drug Enforcement Administration

Exterior of MetLife Stadium (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

49ers Spot-Checked By DEA Agents At MetLife Stadium

Federal agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

11/17/2014

A drop-off site for prescription drugs (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

DEA Conducts Final Drug Take-Back Day Nationwide

The agency said the program is ending despite its success because revised rules for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act will allow for more convenient disposal options every day — not just once every six months.

09/27/2014

A drug workstation in a Brentwood house. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

More Than 20 People Arrested In Long Island Drug Ring Takedown

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.

08/12/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: DEA Investigating Abuse Of Prescription Medication In NFL Locker Rooms

“One former trainer has described the 1980s and 1990s as (the) Wild West in terms of the NFL monitoring the medications provided to its players,” the lawsuit said, according to the newspaper.

07/14/2014

Prosecutors said this is the heroin recovered following the arrest of two men in Conn. (credit: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Feds Intercept $11 Million Heroin Shipment, ‘Cut Pipeline’ Of Drug Distribution Ring

Edualin Tapia and Guillermo Esteban Margarin were arrested in Hartford, Conn. Friday. They face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

05/19/2014

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

DEA: 15,000 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs Turned In At N.J. Take Back Event

About 30,000 pounds of prescription drugs are turned in and destroyed annually in New Jersey, officials said.

11/01/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

DEA: Bring In Old Prescription Drugs For ‘Take Back Day’

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was accepting old prescription drugs for disposal Saturday, the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

10/26/2013

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Authorities: Drug Trafficker Had $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Bronx Home

Authorities said they seized more than 68 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million.

10/23/2013

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Mobster Pleads Guilty To Massive International Drug Trafficking Ring

Alessandro Tallone of the Rizzuto organized crime family based in Montreal is one of ten members of that branch of La Cosa Nostra charged with trafficking over $1 billion worth of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy into the U.S.

05/23/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Excess Prescription Drugs Accepted For Take Back Day

Everyone had an opportunity to dispose properly of unused or expired medications Saturday, dropping them off at sites around the state as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

04/27/2013

Hartford Police Motorcycle (credit: Hartford PD)

Feds, Local SWAT Teams Make Arrests In Hartford

Hartford police say city officers and agents with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in Thursday morning’s raids on Zion Street and other locations.

04/11/2013

Police and federal agents say heroin dealers are moving into the Tri-State Area suburbs and hiding in plain sight as they build their drug empires. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dangerous Heroin Houses Cropping Up In Quiet And Affluent Tri-State Suburbs

You would have no way of knowing, but drug dealers have moved in and are running multi-million-dollar heroin operations in some of the area’s upscale neighborhoods.

02/20/2013

Prescription Drug Crime Database Map (photo credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

New Database To Help Crack Down On Prescription Drug-Related Crime In N.Y.

Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.

02/15/2013

Oxycodone

Prosecutors: Yonkers Pharmacy Worker Accused Of Illegally Selling Prescription Painkillers

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Ji Yun Lee “functioned as a ‘go-to’ prescription pill dispenser for those who were willing to pay his inflated prices.”

01/17/2013

A mock methamphetamine lab (file/credit: Getty Images)

DEA Makes Largest Meth Bust In New York State History

The drugs are worth about $1 million on the street, according to Brian Crowell, the special agent-in-charge of the DEA’s New York Division.

10/08/2012

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