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Viktor Bout (c) is escorted by DEA agents upon arrival in New York - Nov 16, 2010 (credit: AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration)

Jury Selection Begins In Accused Former Soviet Arms Dealer’s NYC Trial

Jury selection got off to a rocky start Tuesday in the arms sale trial of a former Soviet military officer known as the Merchant of Death when reporters were initially kept out of the federal courtroom.

10/11/2011

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Prescription Drugs In Wake Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre

On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer said that the abuse of prescription narcotics is reaching levels not seen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s.

06/26/2011

Sullivan County marijuana bust

Cops, DEA Break Up Record $10 Mil Pot Operation In Sullivan County

It is being described as the biggest indoor “home-grown” marijuana bust ever. As many as 7,000 marijuana plants — with a value of $10 million — were found in seven houses across upstate Sullivan County.

03/30/2011

Maksim Gelman (credit: AP Photo/David Karp)

Accused Brooklyn Killer Gelman: I’m Trying To Make Peace With God

CBS 2 Producer Pam Tighe was among a handful of reporters who spoke with accused killer Maksim Gelman from his psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital.

02/15/2011

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NY Lawmaker Wants Probe Of Meth-Like Bath Salts

Police say the powders, sold under names like Ivory Wave, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky, are snorted, injected or smoked.

01/27/2011

Drug Enforcement Administration Agents (credit: AP)

Feds Regret Invading ‘Innocent’ Family’s NY Home

Federal prosecutors announced that 200 officers fanned through Spring Valley and elsewhere in search of 26 people accused of drug trafficking in Rockland County.

01/15/2011

Prescription drug bottles - File / Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Drug Take-Back Yields Results In New Jersey

New Jerseyans handed in over 14,000 pounds of unused medicine during this past weekend’s Operation Take-Back.

09/29/2010

Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

DEA Hosting Nationwide Drug ‘Take-Back’ On Saturday

The DEA is taking action against what it calls an epidemic, hosting the first ever nationwide prescription drug take-back program in hopes of stemming teen prescription drug abuse.

09/24/2010

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Logo - DEA

DEA Launches First Rx Drug ‘Take-Back’ Day

There are sites in all five boroughs of New York City, plus the northern suburbs, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.

09/24/2010

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