Drug Enforcement Administration
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police say the powders, sold under names like Ivory Wave, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky, are snorted, injected or smoked.
Federal prosecutors announced that 200 officers fanned through Spring Valley and elsewhere in search of 26 people accused of drug trafficking in Rockland County.
New Jerseyans handed in over 14,000 pounds of unused medicine during this past weekend’s Operation Take-Back.
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.
There are sites in all five boroughs of New York City, plus the northern suburbs, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.