Drug Enforcement Administration
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Edualin Tapia and Guillermo Esteban Margarin were arrested in Hartford, Conn. Friday. They face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.
About 30,000 pounds of prescription drugs are turned in and destroyed annually in New Jersey, officials said.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was accepting old prescription drugs for disposal Saturday, the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Authorities said they seized more than 68 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.
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.”
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.